Not me! The farm! Well, probably me too… but it’s more fun making the farm look old. A while back we added a wood shed to the farm. It was new construction; stained wood with a weather vane on top. But over the course of the last winter, it settled a bit into the ground. Chris decided to use his farm jack to hoist it up and level it. And it looked great, but then… we decided it would look even better if it looked like it had always been there — with a stone foundation. Since there is no lack of stones around here, and since I’m the self-proclaimed stone mason of No Rhyme or Reason Farm (given all the stone walls I’ve built since we moved here) — I figured this would be no big deal.
Apparently I was wrong. A few hours later we finally finished wedging the last rock in to place. Piling rocks up to make a rock wall is one thing — fitting them precisely into the space under a wood shed was another! I think I’ll just stick to my free-form rock walls from now on. I’m eyeing the hillside at the back of the house. I think it needs a rock wall along the ridge line. I bet that won’t take as long as this did.