Like @making-stuff, I was over-confident yesterday. I chose a huge rock for my rock garden, would guess it weighs in the 300-pound range. Tried using a pry bar to inch-by-inch move it up the hill, but put a nasty scratch on this magnificent chunk of granite, which now will need to be the face-down side. So I thought, I can muscle this guy over the crest, watch the back, careful not to strain anything…..
I tried different angles, grips and stances and finally found a way to roll it a half-revolution over another big rock. From there I pushed it onto level ground. It took me 45 minutues to move this guy about 3 feet.
Now that my huge rock is accessible, how do I get it to the garden? I tried rolling it into the wheelbarrow, which is probably not smart. Felt pains in pecs and left shoulder, back still ok. Took a break, then called it a night.
I woke up feeling like I was involved in a car-wreck yesterday. Luckily, the weak link (known as “the back”), is ok. Will I be able to get the rock to it’s final destination today? Yes, but it will involve aspirin, trucks and plywood. Let’s just hope my wife likes the rock garden when she gets home from vacation, or a substantial increase in physical work will be involved.