G'day, well I promised to share the art project Dave got into while carving away our rock wall. Thankfully, it was only a few metres of rock, but it was still time consuming all the same.
After about a whole day of chipping away at the rock, Dave got a bit bored and decided to make his labour interesting. He took a pick and started to chisel away at the rock face to create...well, a rock face!
We affectionately nameed it, "Raikia" because as we worked at separate ends of the wall, we left the "rake here", in the middle where the rock was - so we could both use it when we needed to.
And here's Dave, striking a pose with his new creation. It was chiselled from the rock face, closest to his straight leg. What started as a little creativity to break the bordom of rock smashing, became a friendly face to watch over the rest of our project.
So in a way, we will always have part of the original wall to remember.
Raikia is made from sandstone we believe, which is naturally occuring in our area too. So when you're next out in the garden, doing something really quite tedious, make a game of it and you just may find a momento to remember how you got through it all.