The neatest tool of the rock-picking trade is the yellow skidsteer to the right. The attachment on the front is a "rock bucket" which is used to dislodge rocks and leave behind the soil. One person can do it alone, clearing rocks brought to the surface by plowing and chiseling.
|Just a smattering of the types of rocks that show up. Lots are red granite.|
That's a lot of planted field, and just a fraction of the 400 tillable acres located at this property in Swanton. See any rocks out there? That's the result of years of diligence, sprains, and sunburn.