every time i plant, i have to remove rocks. i pile them in the tire tracks then - when the fray of seeding is over and the fray of weeding has started - i load them into the tractor bucket. i'm no longer plowing so i'm hoping it will be fewer each year.
i put them in the field road and they smash down into the mud with each drive. i dump them around the barn foundation so the sand isn't carried away from the rain. i have them as my stoops and along footpaths on top of gravel so the gravel doesn't disperse as easily.
i put 10 tractor buckets in my barn foundation before the concrete was poured.
i dumped a tractor bucket of large stones over the river bank so that i could create a stairway on the steep bank and prevent erosion.
a neighbor takes round ones for a sweat lodge.
i build cairns to keep drug dealers and pee-ers from using my pullout.
i stonehenge massive ones that i can only push with the tractor bucket on top of rock outcroppings in my hay field so i don't run over the outcroppings that hide in the tall grass.
i will find a use for a gabion and make one soon