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by tribeunited
Ok, I'm overruled on the ugly beautiful one.  Majority rules

- I like worms too, just not burnt ones in rocks.  I prefer roly-polys (Armadillidiidae) to worms though, those things are downright adorable.
by tribeunited
Thank you - I'll make him at the very least read these.

Thank you - I'll pass that along, he better respond to the question or I'll poke him in the eye.

Thank you - Outside in the day seems to capture rocks best. I'll try to take more photos outside when I can for better slab pics in the future :)
by pebblesky
These look nice and you did a great job to finish your first batch. Congratulations!
by cabby
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My husband doesn't even help with moving the boxes. The only destination he wanted to move these boxes to is the front yard, with big marks "FOR FREE".


I suspect that I only got help because he wanted more garage space back 😆 moving things back and forth from the house is always my job

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