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August 8, 2008

LUCKY US!

I've been impressed with Julie's new hobby, or should I say passion. When she and Dave bought their house a year ago, it had a crumbling retaining wall in their front yeard. Julie decided to rebuild it and got some advice from a freind who is a wall builder and horticulturist. Then she was off and running.......


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Nearing the end.

Memorial Day weekend she attended a walling workshop at Mohonk with approximately a dozen other people.

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Julie and master wall builder Dan Snow


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The final project


Needless to say, she came back with renewed enthusiasm (not that she lost any along the way) and voila!


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Almost done!


And where does the "Lucky Us" title come in? Julie does not want to be without a project and has asked to rebuild a "farmer's" wall at Thirsty Boots. She'll use it as a learning project and who knows....perhaps I may add a stone or two.

She's already started....

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Here's the wall she'll be working on.


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First she dismantled the wall.

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She found some rocks underneath that need to stay where they are.


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Here are the rocks waiting to be put back. Julie will sort them into different piles before beginning.

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So here we go.

I'll keep you posted on her progress.


July 8, 2009

Wall Update - July 8

Another wow! Julie is really making headway and the wall is nearing the orange string which indicates where the cap stones will go.


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View of the west side


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Julie working on the wall


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Looking down the center at the packing, much of the stones collected by me, Mom! (muscles are aching)


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East side of the wall

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View of the wall from the front door, and oh, yes, john tickling Jay Blue.

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