Yesterday we went to a local quarry so the students could see how the granite near Minden comes out of the ground. and is processed. Mostly by one man, Ryan, who works at the quarry and is happy enough to show us how this lovely layered Liquorice All-sorts material can be split into 2 inch flags fairly easily with a large splitting hammer.
A field trip like this helps fill out the day and is a change from the hot work it's been so far this week moving and lifting stones. More fun to watch someone else sweating.
We were there too on a mission with my trailer, to pick up a few 'parts' for the stone boat we are building.