As I have plenty of free time out at the house, I've started clearing the brush and working on pathways through the rocks. It's been a good way to keep busy and keep the various contractors from thinking I'm just out there to scrutinize their work all day.

We've got huge rock fields that almost require ropes to traverse

Trail down to the "fern grotto"

Pathway and "fern grotto" view from Dave's den

Biggest rocks on the property, about 30ft tall

Buckeye trees

I've spent a lot of time ridding the property of poison oak

Funnel to the pine grove

Building the stairs to the pine grove

I'm using a come-along to drag the larger rocks to where I want them or just to get them out of the way of the path