Every rock in our yard has a story, as we have recycled them all from old, razed barns. When Ange and I would drive around in the country and see a barn being torn down, we immediately found out who the owner was so we could get permission to remove rock. In many cases we got there just in the nick of time to remove rocks that were being bulldozed and buried. I can clearly remember the two of us running around the bulldozers frantically grabbing what we considered just the perfect rocks. It felt so gratifying to rescue these beautiful limestone rocks to live a second life.
We always keep an extra stash of these rocks in a pile in our field. They come in handy when an occasional rock cracks and need replacing over the course of time.