the stone found me

Sometimes I’m asked, “how did you get into this line of work”.   Well, my grandfather was not an Irish stone mason. I did not study under any great master or undergo any formal apprenticeship, though I have had a few mentors and teachers, here and...

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?

610-301-4269 devin@devineescapes.com dry stone wall contractor in Effort PA 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 to “what holds a Dry stone wall...