Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stone in the Garden

 Stone in the Garden

 with Andrew Pighills


Thursday, January 24, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hamilton Hall
Essex Meadows
30 Bokum Rd
Essex CT 



Describes not how, but where to place stone in the garden, and which material to use when creating contrast or harmony. From steps and paths to direct or invite,through mosaics, follies, benches, seats, and other whimsies, to ponds and patios to relax and refresh.


What else have you planned for a wet winter day.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Stacks, stacks and more stacks.

I find it eminently satisfying stacking wood.


or stone.


Wood stacks can be less structured as their lifespan is usually no more than a couple of years.


Stone on the other hand, stacked correctly, will last many decades, even centuries.



If I ever retire, I should help out at the local supermarket. those promotional pyramids would be up to the ceiling.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Feathered friends.


Every afternoon our turkeys climb the steps to the back porch


First, they look through the door 


Then they preen


After preening, they ruffle their feathers 


and take a nap.


Monday, January 7, 2019

If you go down to the woods today...

A while ago I received a call from New York City Parks department. They had what they believed to be a short section of Colonial Road.


Today I got to see this piece of history.



Some sections still have a good batter for a retaining wall.



which will be straightforward to tie in the sections destroyed by trees.


 My observations lead me to believe there is more to this historic puzzle.



Open House




The Parmelee Farm Sugar House is holding an open day.
Sunday January 20th 12pm












Friday, January 4, 2019

From Sheep Butt to Shooting Butt

Guilford free Public Library
67 Park St Guilford CT
Thursday 7th Feb 7pm



Come see what the sheep and the shoot have in common, if anything

Sheep Butt  


Shooting Butt

 

https://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/the-stone-walls-of-england-new-england-with-andrew-pighills/35211/