But they couldn’t find the bottom of the rock.
Jared had my camera and took a few pictures…
…and maybe a tough man glamour shot of Gene on the backhoe.
The rock proved to be too big to remove for a reasonable price. It would also be difficult to find enough soil to put back in the hole in place of the rock, so the boys have decided to leave it and work around it.
Rocks like this are common in coastal plain soils. So are fossil fragments like this.
According to soil scientists and agronomists, coastal plains soils consist of consolidated marine sediment which was formed when the ocean covered Florida and most of Alabama up to the Piedmont near Lee County.
To find out nifty information about soils in your state, get to know the folks at NRCS.