Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Some Folks Build Walls for Fun


We are blessed with quite a lot of rocks on our farm and last Friday Justin and some of his/our friends spent most of the day assembling a selection of them into a handsome wall at the entrance to the upper part of our property.


It takes an eye for placement, as well as muscles, gravel, and heavy equipment to build a wall.


I'm particularly fond of this standing stone.


I also like the jigsaw puzzle effect of the different sizes, shapes, and colors of the rocks.


They finished off by planting a pair of forsythias and a spirea then mulching heavily before adjourning to our house for food, drink and cigars. 

Are these guys great or what?


9 comments:

katy gilmore said...

Really great!

Vagabonde said...

One of a kind wall – very creative!

Thérèse said...

These guys are definitively great and deserve attention :-)

daybreak said...

The post on Memorial Day and the one today affirm the positive side of humanity. Thank you, Vicki, for the gifts.

Anvilcloud said...

Does he have Scottish or your Yorkshirian genes?

Frances said...

Yes, they are definitely great! The results of their teamwork on a warm late spring day are very impressive. xo

Jim Egerton said...

Between a rock and a beautiful place. Thanks for this better way to build a wall.

Ms. A said...

I LOVE IT! Good job, guys!

Carol Crump Bryner said...

Stone walls fascinate me. Growing up in New England I was surrounded by them. How lucky you were to have these strong and competent builders treating your stones with such care and artistry. Beautiful!