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Latest Blog Posts for Dry Stone Walling

  • Origin of the Trulli
    on Feb 16, 2010
    I understand that the Trulli found in the heel of Italy started as shelters in the Olive and wine growing areas. Recent archaeological discoveries show that the area where Trulli are found has been inhabited since Neolithic times.This was around the1...
  • The Old the New and the Ug
    on Feb 14, 2010
    I have nothing against block work. It is inexpensive and when well pointed and possibly painted it can be very effective. However there is a time and place for everything. I saw this hillside on my way to the job in the South of Italy. Here these blo...
  • Standing Stone in Crieff Scotland
    on Feb 10, 2010
    This standing stone near my home town is all that remains of a 2000 year old circle . Farmers have removed the other stones over the years. I am just back from Italy and next week I will start my report about the area of Trulli, amazing pointed house...
  • Winter
    on Jan 27, 2010
    These shots from Dean Mclellan in Canada show what many wallers have to put up with at this time of year in cold places. The first one was the problem last year with a huge fall of snow, the second one is this year with very low temperatures. Dean an...
  • More from Daniel's garden
    on Jan 20, 2010
    Another shot from the garden I helped with last year in Switzerland.Next entry on 26th.
  • Steps in Brittany
    on Jan 13, 2010
    I was asked to build a set of steps for a client and to add a wheelbarrow ramp. This was the result, strangely the cat uses the ramp to go up and down but suns herself on the steps. The second photo shows how stonework can be so enhanced by the addit...
  • Bridge Opening
    on Jan 6, 2010
    I was priveledged to attend the public opening of a dry stone bridge in Russell Ontario built by John Shaw-Rimmington and a group under his direction. The ceremony was attended by many of the citizens and was a great occasion with entertaining speach...
  • Happy New Year and Happy New Decade
    on Jan 1, 2010
    All the best to everyone associated with the world of Rocks. May 2010 be up to and beyond your expectations.This photo was taken as I sent my letter to Santa last week and he must have received it as I got what I asked for. Next entry on 5th January...
  • Daniel Mettier's Garden
    on Dec 29, 2009
    This photo from Switzerland shows how corbelling can be used for many purposes. Here there is a comfortable seat, a space for a watering can with a tap above and of course an alcove for the wine which will help the picnic go well.
  • Merry Christmas
    on Dec 24, 2009
    Instead of a Christmas card I want to share this photo with all of you out there . Scott George from Brockport NY in USA built this tree in stone along with some help from Dan Pearl. I think it is just wonderful especially as the Big person up there...
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