Rock Gardens forum: Rock boundary lines and fences

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crittergarden
Nov 16, 2014 8:27 AM CST
hey @rocklady, I thought of you when I saw this on Pinterest this morning:

Thumb of 2014-11-16/crittergarden/e7e9ae

I like it because it's just a pile of indigenous rocks, not a fussily constructed thing.
You?
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crittergarden
Nov 16, 2014 8:33 AM CST
Here's where that photo originally came from:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/kansas-dry-stone-fences-1162...

Other nice stuff there, too.
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Nov 16, 2014 9:26 AM CST
@crittergarden Made my back hurt to think about it! My original walls were not half as neat as the dry stacked ones, but DH got tired of me complaining about the deer (and me) knocking rocks off of the wall so this summer he had the local "rock people" build a better wall for me. My first impression when I saw them tearing down the wall was: OMG I worked so hard on that and they're tearing it down, but the final result was beautiful and I can actually sit on it if I get tired and I gained about 6" more of space in my garden! The deer are probably grateful, too.
Thumb of 2014-11-16/rocklady/dfd264 Thumb of 2014-11-16/rocklady/26b042 Thumb of 2014-11-16/rocklady/bc01ac

DH also reaped the benefits of our rock job. He no longer has any grass to mow!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 16, 2014 11:47 AM CST
OH, these grounds are beautiful! I love the last photo of what you have done, so peaceful looking. Lovey dubby
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crittergarden
Nov 16, 2014 1:51 PM CST
Beautiful job!!!
And the no-mow thing is wonderful, too!
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rocklady
Nov 16, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Thanks. Bev, the last picture is the front yard. The other two are the back.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Feb 26, 2015 1:09 AM CST
I just found this because I followed Leftwood's mugs here, but wow. Beautiful stonework. I love the roughly piled line too. I just love rocks. Lovey dubby

I plan to build drystone boundary walls around two sides of the new (1 acre) property I have moved to. It will take alot of time, alot of rock and alot of back, but I don't care if it takes years. I just want to do it.

My Gran had alot of Pam Ayers poetry books around when I was a kid. I'm told it's terrible poetry (is doggerel a bad thing?) but this one stuck and formed a lasting vision.

I am a drystone waller

I am a drystone waller
All day I drystone wall
Of all the appalling callings
Drystone walling's worst of all

Sorry Pam, if I've misremembered and forgotten punctuation, but you changed my life forever. I want to be a drystone waller! Rolling on the floor laughing

*rolls away back to the lilies*
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crittergarden
Feb 26, 2015 6:43 AM CST
Hilarious! Thumbs up
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