Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lending a hand

Our DSWAC field director just happened to drop by today to check out the wall we are building at the three-day Knox church dry stone wall workshop in Dunedin Ontario. Eric timed it right. We stopped for lunch just as he arrived and after lunch he got to talk to everyone about some of the beautiful water feature dry stone walling projects he has been doing in the Creemore area. He then took some time and worked along side some of the female students and showed them a bit about hearting and gave them some advice about building along a curve and crossing the joints. It was nice of him to drop by and lend a hand.

We took a short field trip and visited another waller who had dropped by and happens to be working in the area. Nick Lynch is doing a big project repairing a 100 foot dry stone retaining wall along the bank of a river. He and his friend Justin Koifman have been there many weeks. Eric had some words of advice about walling for them too.


  1. the irrepressible editorAugust 24, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    words of advice: some errors escape spell-check.