The "Stubborn as a Rock" Award: During
Wayne's eventual triumph did not come without cost. It took a tractor, a posthole digger, and two fingertips to free the behemoth from the soil. The pinkie and ring finger of his right hand were severed between the tractor and the digger. "We had to go to the ER to get them sewn back on," says Donna. "His fingers look a little wacky now, but at least the pieces are where they belong."
More important, so is Wayne's boulder. Dubbed "Dad's rock" by the couple's kids, the beast now serves as a sort of standalone fire ring, thanks to a hole Wayne drilled through its core for a gas line. Bonus: The treasured gathering spot comes with its own scary story.