A rock can be… packed and stacked

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  1. Thanks to Kim Doele’s 3rd Grade Poetry Club and to Laura for finding another way to combine two adjectives about rocks. This reminded me of a stone wall in our yard made of broken concrete chunks. Use what you have, whether man-made or natural!

  2. Thanks to Kim Doele’s 3rd Grade Poetry Club and to Laura for finding another way to combine two adjectives about rocks. This reminded me of a stone wall in our yard made of broken concrete chunks. Use what you have, whether man-made or natural!

  3. When visiting Ireland in 1989 we observed one use of the stone fences. While driving to Dublin for our flight home, we had to stop for a farmer/dairyman to dismantle a few stones on the left side of the road, walk back across the road to dismantle stones on the right side. His cows proceeded to cross the road into the other pasture and the gentleman re-assembled the stones on the right side, crossed the road in front of us, followed the cows into the new pasture and re-assembled the stones on the left side. We were enthralled, not only by the event, but after enduring two weeks of rain, and while sitting still on the roadway, the clouds parted, rain ceased and we enjoyed blue skies and sunshine for the remainder of our drive.

    1. Yes, we saw in a show about that before we came–amazing. Some walls have vertical slabs every few feet, and we wondered if those were the ones they temporarily dismantled. So cool!

  4. When visiting Ireland in 1989 we observed one use of the stone fences. While driving to Dublin for our flight home, we had to stop for a farmer/dairyman to dismantle a few stones on the left side of the road, walk back across the road to dismantle stones on the right side. His cows proceeded to cross the road into the other pasture and the gentleman re-assembled the stones on the right side, crossed the road in front of us, followed the cows into the new pasture and re-assembled the stones on the left side. We were enthralled, not only by the event, but after enduring two weeks of rain, and while sitting still on the roadway, the clouds parted, rain ceased and we enjoyed blue skies and sunshine for the remainder of our drive.

    1. Yes, we saw in a show about that before we came–amazing. Some walls have vertical slabs every few feet, and we wondered if those were the ones they temporarily dismantled. So cool!

  5. Love that you’re sharing your Ireland adventures in a rocky way! This does remind me of stone walls you find in upstate New York and New England–but those are often in the middle of the woods, where farms have long been abandoned.

  6. Love that you’re sharing your Ireland adventures in a rocky way! This does remind me of stone walls you find in upstate New York and New England–but those are often in the middle of the woods, where farms have long been abandoned.

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