Drystack stone wall - progress
I have been working on this wall all summer, and it's finally at a point where I'm ready to share a few photos. Building rock walls is one of my favorite things to do; as a geologist and gardener it is a natural affinity.
I have underestimated just about everything with this wall. I originally ordered one pallet of stone (3200 lbs) and thought that would be more than enough. In mid-July I ordered another pallet (3300 lbs) and I was *certain* that would give me plenty of leftovers. Well I am just about through that pallet too. Now I am toying with how much more to get. Really, this will be the last shipment. Really!
I vastly underestimated the time it would take me to build the wall. I honestly thought I could knock it out over Memorial Day weekend. Well, it snowed all through Memorial Day, as it always does and once June arrived many things got in the way of progress on the wall. Thankfully I enjoy the process and even an hour stolen away to work on the wall would leave me feeling energized. So I chipped away at it in the coolness of evenings and occasional mornings.
But now I am taking time off work to just finish it, gosh darn it! It is part of a whole new side yard due to a remodel on our house. Ultimately the top of the wall will get one long row of daylilies, which are my husband's favorite. I feel like I am over the hump, work-wise and I am looking forward to this part of the yard looking less like a construction site and more like an actual yard.
Anyway, here are some photos: