Creating a Wedding Venue

In early spring, 2019, Andy Howe and I began creating what would become a wedding venue on Gunstock Hill Road in Gilford, NH.  It was such a wet spring and such a wet site.  Every time we thought we had created enough drainage, it would…

Mistakes in Masonry

I have been doing masonry, and specifically stone masonry, for about 20 years of my life. I have made my share of errors over time, each one a learning experience. As I now consider myself one of the old-timers, I wish to share two critical…

Building History

"Building History" The Art of Creating a Dry-Laid Stone Wall When you build with stone, you are creating a structure that will be in place for generations to come, which makes the art of stone wall building quite satisfying. This newsletter…

It's Spring!!

As I sit in my home in New Hampshire on the second day of spring, several feet of snow stand in the way of my desire to be outside. This winter has caused most of us to postpone our thoughts of tulips and crocus, planting gardens, and building…