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Stone Wall

Project by Berg posted 09-25-2010 01:49 PM 1631 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been accumulating field stone for several years [In NH they grow out of the ground year after year. Where do you think “Rock Garden” came from? ;) ] with the idea of building a rather elaborate dry set stone wall down by the road and up around the spruce. Well situations change and decided to move and the wall wasn’t built and there was a big ugly pile of rocks that rather hindered the “curb appeal” concept. So I decided one long weekend to pile them up or move them out. I decided on a smaller wall than originally envisioned. When it was done I wished I had made it a bit bigger because I still had several tons of rocks to move away. The main digging and setting took three days and I spent several more evenings chinking, back filling and moving the leftovers. It has survived a NH winter and three encounters with cars (that’s another story) so I guess I did OK. The new owners like it…. I think. I had fun. My friends think I’m nuts.
Peter



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posted 09-27-2010 01:03 PM

looks good…man that’s allot of heavy work….:-)...well done!

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 10-04-2010 04:30 PM

Nice looking wall.I just love rock walls.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 10-04-2010 04:50 PM

Peter, don’t listen to your friends, that wall looks just great! Where did you find the rock, some local breach?

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posted 10-04-2010 10:42 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. The rocks “grow” in the yard (in NH). I had gathered them over several years as the frost pushes them too high to ignore with the mower.

I love building stone walls. I’m in Florida now so I guess I’ll build sand walls. Bummer.

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