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Monday, July 11, 2011

I don't like rocks

I don't like rocks








Too many weeds grow in between them



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I don't like rocks except in Goblin Valley, Utah State Park,
or in the Grand Canyon



I would like to get rid of our rocks but I can't.
They were the foundation for this old farm house



Gene placed every single rock along a line which now divides my upper and lower garden...this morning I pulled weeds for hours.



This is what was left of the old farm house when we purchased the property.





It was used for fire practice by the volunteer fire department.




In winter and in summer, before we built our new house, we had great picnics on the old farmstead.
The barn was the only building which was somewhat intact. 
It is now in a new location.





 We looked for a new spot to build our house, but the old farmer knew best...we built it in the very spot where the little white farm house stood for so many years. 




Native Americans camped by the spring...




 long before the White Man came upon the scene.


Gina



19 comments:

  1. What a charming post. I love that those huge rocks look like they have faces and the old farm house, whatever was left standing, still served a purpose. And, of course, your Tuscan style villa is gorgeous. I think I picked you out of the photo, 2nd in from the right? xo

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  2. Hi Barbara, You only know that the picture is of me because Gene is right next to me...and you know that he wears cowboy hats.

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  3. Delightful that even your rocks have a story! That's so cool that you kept them, but I understand weeding around them is a pain. The weeds are all that's left here, it's so hot (100-103 degrees), my flowers are all about to die. But yours still look great!

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  4. A most enjoyable posting! I had read somewhere that colonialists would watch to see what spot their cattle gravitated to for resting, and that's where they'd build their house.

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  5. You got me, Gina, yes, that's how I knew it was you! ^o^ xo

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  6. what wonderful history and of course a new legacy is born with you~

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  7. Wonderful to see your gorgeous house! What a fabulous setting!

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  8. Ok, I don't like rocks so much either for the same reason. But your rocks have a legacy so, you must maintain them! Your house still amazes me...so perfect from every angle! :)

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  9. Hi Jacki, Are you painting and practicing your newly acquired skills?
    My flowers don't shine until early August and some of them will freeze by September 15th. Mother Nature has her way.

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  10. Hi Mark, That is very interesting. A similar story in our area...there are places where cattle won't eat the grass or go near it. There is supposed to be an underground ,huge river running north and south through our valley.

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  11. Hello Blue Moon, I guess the rocks are going to stay. Thank you for your comment. I so appreciate them.

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  12. Hi Jacqueline, We were lucky when we found this wonderful piece of property. Thank you for your visit.

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  13. Wow, this is my first visit and I am so impressed! What a lovely blog and what a lovely home you've built!

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  14. Hi Theresa, When designing our house we followed Palladio's principle of symmetry. It has served us well. The house is easy on the eye and easy to live within. Thank you very much for stopping by. I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

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  15. I love rocks in my garden, I like the peace they bring... I talk to them, and they always listen ;) They're strong, nothing can destroy them; not even our subzero temperatures... ;) Thanks for participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday and bringing me here!

    Be blessed!

    Cielo

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  16. Gina, this landscape of yours just fascinates me - I love to see your photos of it through the seasons, and now to hear about its history. I can really understand what drew you to this amazing spot. And such beauty you have created on it! Isn't it wonderful how blogging connects us to so many different lives and places?!

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  17. Hi Cielo, It's wonderful how you describe your love for rocks...it gave me pause to think of rocks more kindly...yet still, I'm continuing to weed when I could be spending time enjoying a glass of champagne with my friends.

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  18. Dear Karen, So true. It is wonderful how blogging connects lives and places. That is the main reason I take the time to blog. I love hearing from my friends and I love being part of their lives. Thank you for stopping by...it gives me encouragement to share a bit more.

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  19. OMG.

    It is just simply gorgeous. Nature and man. Together.

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