Saturday, November 13, 2010

My first drystone wall

Well, I finally started my first, free-standing, drystone wall. It's just about 8 feet long and will be about 4 or 4 1/2 feet high. The horses tend to stand over by the side of the barn when the weather is bad so I thought a wall here would make a good windbreak , and it would be an ideal practice wall. Nothing too challenging to begin with. It wouldn't win any prizes but I'm quite happy with the way it's coming together. It's very time consuming as I have to go hunting for the rocks and bring them 4 or 5 at a time in the wheelbarrow, plus all the rubble for the center "heartings".

When not working on the wall, I've been finishing up the floor painting and getting the doors back on the cabinets. Will take pictures when the kitchen is cleaned up a bit. I also started knitting a sweater for Joshua, and that's what I'm going to get back to right now!

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Cheyenne said...


Sometime I'm going to have to e-mail you a picture of my 'wall''s not like yours, but you might find it interesting.

Yours looks fantastic! It looks so postcard perfect with all the trees in the background.

Hey, and thanks for directing folks to my giveaway. You're too kind...

Lastly, I love hearing about your ties to England. When did you come over to the US? Why did you come? Am I being more than snoopy? Terrible, eh?!

Hope you have a restful Sunday tomorrow!

Judy Adamson said...

Congratulations on your wall! It looks very good and I know it's not at all easy because I once had a go myself and failed hopelessly!