Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Michael Echerman posted this interesting photo of a wall which is enhanced by the plants.  It looks amazingly like wood.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Course in Italy Repairing a Trullo

Contact Thea Alvin at http://www.myearthwork.com/ for more information.

 This is the Trullo that we are going to restore. If you are interested in going with us to Italy in September to work on stone roof systems, please let her know. The instructors and helpers are all volunteers. Just think of it as a working vacation. The very best way to really know a country is to work in it.


Since childhood this bridge has amazed me mainly because I have seen a tractor and trailor going over what looks like a very fragile arch of stones.  It was only when I started drystone walling in my mid 40s that I realised that it was possible for me to do something very similar and now I have built several bridges with a grassy track over them.  Thus achieving a lifetime ambition.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Creative Stonework.

.Kim Harwood drew my attention to this example of the wonderful work by Dietmar Voormold. I gather that he was at the Findhorn Community for some time.

I understand that much of his inspiration comes from nature

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Walls on the Landman farm in Ontario Canada 1

This Irish style Fidein wall was built by a group of students under the direction of Patrick McAfee. Unusally the smaller rocks are below the larger which are set upright rather than laid flat. This type of wall can last for hundreds of yaears.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Delightful Present

This model house was built by folk in our town. It was a 90th birthday present to a lady who had lived in the original almost all of her life.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Black House was built several years ago in Canada, on the Landman farm during a  Dry Stone Festival. At the time the main plant was Sedum. Now several species are doing well and these Kids seem to be having a great time.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

This Blog Lives Again!

I'm delighted to say that I have solved my problems with the computer and have managed to revive this blog.  I still have my facebook blog:


which I update around every second day.

Building in Croatia

I was delighted to see this photo of a drystone building sent by my friend Boris Cok.  This structure is in Croatia and is a corbelled building very similar to the Trulli found in the South of Italy.