Tuesday, January 12, 2010

In my travels I am always looking out for historic examples of dry stone walls. In the summer of 2008 I was working on a dry stone wall for a customer near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I drove the same route almost everyday on my way to the site.
It wasn't until one day a woman stopped by and asked some questions about the wall I was working on . We got to talking and she asked me if I knew about the wall down the road. The lunch bell rang (hahaha) and I grabbed my tools and headed down the road to see if I could find this old wall. I must have driven up and down that road for about a 1/2 an hour and then finally pulled into this small park entrance to have my lunch. My eyes followed the line of the driveway and I was amazed to see this dry stone wall. It is about 1000ft in length and approx. 3 to 4 ft in height. I guess you never know whats just around the corner.

1 comment:

  1. Howdy from Texas,
    You would be surprised to see the same stone walls here in Central
    Texas. Our limestone ages to the same grey and the early settlers to
    Texas stacked in this same way. Here is our link to see a kindred
    dry stack spirit a long way from you! We enjoy your blog!