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February Waller of the Month: Pete Ryder


PETE RYDER (New Hampshire) — After retiring from a 32-year aerospace engineering career in 2015, Pete took a workshop at the Stone Trust and so began his second career as a dry stone waller. He is an active board member of the Stone Trust and frequent workshop instructor.

FEATURED IMAGE:  This v-shaped wall in Jaffrey, NH frames a fantastic view of Mt. Monadnock. The wall was rebuilt from on-site fieldstone. Andras Lazar, Todd Hoffman, and Michael Weitzner assisted on the build.

PHOTO BELOW:   A portion of a 230-foot retaining wall on the same Jaffrey property built with local fieldstone and granite copes. The color, texture and bulky rustic feel of the fieldstone contrasts with the granite cope’s clean line to striking effect.

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