Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Romancing the stone

The local river stones have been used to great effect here on the wall of this building they are obviously a lot stronger than the field stones that we have recovered from our land. Ours should be tough enough to construct low garden walls and edge paths, sometimes when I look at the piles of stones we have recovered it looks like we could build a town with them. These field stones are very mellow and should make an attractive edging material when combined with the grits we have also recovered.

Existing paths are made of rough and badly laid concrete, our plan is to cover them with the same materials we use on the new paths which should help draw the garden together. We will follow their lines because we know that water pipes are probably buried under them. When the house was first built it was not connected to the village water supply but instead used it’s own well.

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