Thursday, March 14, 2013

'Gap' is a verb

This beautiful dry stone wall was completed by Jason Hoffman of 'Stone Inspired' sometime around August of last year. It is made of a hard irregular shaped rock called Whinstone. It's a dark volcanic rock, and is a type of Dolerite.  

It was built very close to the road and along the inside corner of a gentle curve the road makes around the property. Jason had to be careful while he was building it not to get run over by cars cutting the corner.

Just a few months after the wall was built a young man being chased by the police skidded and crashed into it.  While I was visiting Jason last December we went to see the damaged wall.  It was a sorry sight.  

Fixing gaps (gapping) is just as much fun as building new walls. Just ask any one who gaps. You've got to love it. 

And gap work is enjoyable in any season.

Sometimes you don't even have to work in the snow or the mud or the rain and the cold.

Anyway, here is the newly repaired new wall, completed again this February.
 Congratulations Jason. You might have a full time job here.


  1. Glad to see you back in action John.

    1. Thanks Norman. Any photos or ideas that you have (or anyone else for that matter) will be much appreciated as springboards for future posts.

  2. Interesting that you can already see the difference in the patina that has developed on the stone...