only the stone remains

The two big questions: How did the ancients cut the stones so perfectly? How did they transport the stones and get them in place? The tools that were used to cut these stones have all corroded away. According to mainstream history, the builders were stone age peoples,...

concept art and upcoming patio repair

      Rocks and Stones may ache me muscles and me bones But a well-built verse is like a fine stone wall Needn’t always be level, Needn’t Rhyme, But best be built with plenty of Love. Keep the Lasagne flying!   I’m gearing up to...

start your day off right, with a cuppa Devin Chai

The Stone Mason Chai When I wake up in the morning, getting ready for a hard day of stone stacking and flagstone laying, I reach for an delicious cup of Devin Chai (tm)   Ingredients: Fresh ginger, 1/4 teaspoon or so Black pepper, half a twist on the grinder...

Yes I do dry stone work, but “Dry Stack”?

What is this “Dry Stack” of which you speak? no, seriously, let's get our terms straight   Dry Stack is what some companies are calling their stone veneer product, usually faux stone. The stones are neat little “random” squares and...

All you need is strength (and love)

Ah, science. You are always telling me things that I already know.   Physics: what comes up must go down. Like, duh. Quantum Physics: everything is connected in mysterious ways and strangely indeterminate. Dude. I knew that!   The newest findings from the...