Ever since I first married Joel we've been carrying around his favorite rocks from apartment to apartment, and later, house to house. He was always finding rocks- in the road, at work, a beach, the hills, a river bed, you name it. The kids enjoyed helping him add to his collection. This Christmas we finally got a nice double barreled rock tumbler. We should have done it years ago! Joel has all ready tumbled 4 batches of rocks and they are so beautiful.
Here are some pictures of the process. Every week, Joel opens up the canisters and rinses the rocks, adding clean water and a spoonful of grit in varying degrees of fineness. The last week he also adds plastic pellets to the slurry. Leif loves helping him.