Summer: Finishing the Wall in the Cottage Garden

We are tumbling down the hillside once more, an area that became the victim of the builders rubble is slowly being reclaimed. Part of this has been the construction of a dry stone wall, using up something we have plenty of on this hillside. The dry stone wall will partition off the cottage garden from what will one day house a chicken run. At present though we are clearing it to plant brassicas before tumbling right off the edge into an area we have called the cloister (think large ginnel) and when we land with a soft thud and a large yell we will start to rebuild the retaining wall here (but not before digging out just over two tons of soil to push the wall back away from the house to bring more light in). Hopefully, that won't take a year to complete.

Dry stone walling 


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