Our friend Jim Wood sends this link to George Gunn’s Facebook post on the Proper Dry Stone Walling public group. George posted photos of ancient dry stone work at Broch Gurness in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, only 38 miles from the Northstone Stonefest! Thanks to Jim for bringing the post to our attention and to George for allowing us to share it.
If you’re registered to test your skills during this year’s Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) certification test days on September 17 and 18, consider a pre-test and or join our Test Prep workshop on September 12.
Join our second set of New Hampshire workshops in 2020 on August 28 & 29 in Mont Vernon:
- 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walls — Learn and apply the 5 basics and get a start on basic stone shaping, splitting stones with feathers and wedges, and practice setting up batter frames and stringlines. Build 35 feet of wall at your own pace. Talk with instructors Torben Larsen and Judy Rand about the projects you have in mind, as well as with Site Manager Pete Ryder. (5 available spots)
- Cheek Rebuild — As wallers say, every wall comes to an end, a cheek end! Why not apply what you’ve learned in an intro workshop while learning to build a wall end? If you have accomplished Level 1 Initial certification and are looking towards Level 2 Intermediate, this is a must-take workshop for you. (3 available spots)
Or come to a 2-Day Introduction taught by Ron Neil and Dario Coletta at The Stone Trust Center on September 19 & 20 or taught by Dan Peterson in Minneapolis, MN on October 3 & 4. If you’re ready to build square ends to finish your walls, try the Cheek Rebuild workshops on the same dates in both locations, Dummerston and Minneapolis.