critters

Building dry stone walls is always an encounter with nature. I’m outside, handling the raw material basis of the earth, in the open air. It’s not so bad. Sometimes, I get to meet interesting critters. For example: Like, seriously, what universe did this...

Take pride in your work.

It is often upheld as a virtue, that one take pride in their work. When you take pride, what you are doing is…..taking. And what do you get back for your troubles?-Pride. How about giving love to your work. When you give love….you are giving. And what do...
What holds a Dry Stone Wall together?

What holds a Dry Stone Wall together?

 What holds a Dry Stone Wall together? it’s not well hidden cement, is it?   This is a common question for a dry stone guy to hear. My usual response: the same force what holds the very universe together. Gravity. A more detailed answer would be that dry stone...

Dry Stone Sitting Walls

Sometimes I get asked the question:   “We would like a sitting wall, don’t you need to use mortar for that?”   The answer is no, you most certainly do not need mortar for that. All you need is an experienced dry stone mason or waller and the proper...