More than five years and one retriever ago, I got the crazy idea of "doing a big stone piece." That led to the purchase of a beautiful six-ton piece of limestone. Now what? I designed a maquette of a mother fox and three cubs and started chiseling. Not long after, I called for help from by Highlands, North Carolina friend, Ben, and his Uncle Crawford. They are shown here with my constant companion, Buster. After a gazillion hours and a ton and a half of limestone removal, the foxes emerged. This spring they will travel up the mountain to take their place at the entrance to our little cabin.