Friday, June 30, 2006

Piling Stones & Pulling Stumps

Nate and I continued to work on beautifying the pasture behind our house today. The stone wall has fallen apart over the many years since it was built, so Nate asked me to help him rebuild it. Our rebuilding turned into repiling, since we did not take the time to find geometrically mutual stone fits. I got a little bored picking stones, so I started uprooting old stumps with a pickaxe. This job is far more rewarding, especially when the really old stumps that pop out with a blow or two of the pickaxe make you feel extremely youthful and strong. I discovered, while engaging in this project, that decaying stumps are very popular habitats for earthworms. I think that the robins were happy that I exposed these earthworm havens.