Rock and Roll!
How do you get a 672 lb. rock from Lane Forest Products to your house? You can either pay them $75 and have it delivered by truck to the end of your driveway (and then what?)...or you can put it in a bike trailer and have it delivered to your back yard. I wanted to make a water feature in my backyard so I purchased a beautiful basalt column from Lane Forest Products a few weeks ago and had them put it on hold while I arranged delivery with Pedalers Express, a human-powered delivery service affiliated with the Center for Appropriate Transport. This was an unusual delivery so I called Lane Forest Products with a question about loading the rock into the trailer. The conversation went something like this: Me: "Hi, I bought a basalt column from you recently and I wanted to make sure the forklift tines would … Continue reading "Rock and Roll!"
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