Ben has been keeping a private stash on the front verandah.
A little collection that he's put aside for the future.
He showed it to James this week ... and revealed all.
Our block sits on top of an old volcanic flow, so you can imagine how rocky the ground is.
Ben's stuck plenty of rock during the excavation. He's saved some of the best bits from the top of the reef.
And the plan?
We'll use the rocks at the base of the fireplace in the living room, as if the fireplace is coming out of the ground. The basalt will come up beautifully once it's scrubbed clean. A real natural look ...