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You never know how big they are, until-

Until you go to dig them out or drop them in a hole as we did yesterday with this one.
And yes, it was quite dry all around it!!
I believe this one would be the largest one found on this farm.

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It feels like the glacier is loaded up with more of them and headed this way today.

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That is a lot of petrified dinosaur crap!!

I have dug some out probably half that size. Still big enough !! My grand father use blast the tops off them with home made ANFO. I had the most amazing childhood,........some would say I'm still living it.

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Until you go to dig them out or drop them in a hole as we did yesterday with this one.
And yes, it was quite dry all around it!!
I believe this one would be the largest one found on this farm.
You're gonna need a bigger backhoe!

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That's one big rock! Question....do you have any tree's there? Cant believe how bare and flat it looks there!
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coolio - only trees are ones planted - i.e. yard sites and a few shelterbelts.
it is bare, and only some is "flat". Pic is a little deceiving because this is fairly high ground.


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That's just a little pebble compared to some I have here

But ya its sometimes very intriguing when one goes to dig one out, and how something that seemed about the size of a barrel at the surface just keeps getting bigger and going deeper....no dam wonder they so hard on equipment

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And once you get that far into it and realize how big it is you want to get that sucker out.
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coolio - only trees are ones planted - i.e. yard sites and a few shelterbelts.
it is bare, and only some is "flat". Pic is a little deceiving because this is fairly high ground.
Not much to slow down the wind when she gets blowing....what on earth did you pull that rock out with, a 4wd or excavator?
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Nice rock. We have our share of these too. Have one on my home quarter I wanted on my front lawn. It is massive but I thought we could dig it out with the d8 and roll it. Well, we started digging down and after we hit the bottom it was level with the top of the canopy. Didn't look like rolling it out was going to be easy so dad dug a hole beside it and buried it deeper.

Makes you wonder about the horse days when guys would hook a rock with the sulky plow. Said it would throw guys onto the eveners.

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