|old wall uncovered after who knows how many years|
|a well-preserved original drystone wall which has become a feature|
Since settling here it has been our dream to retrieve/restore/rebuild some of these walls. But the farmers built drystone walls and nowadays builders claim that mortared walls are better. For more on this see my diatribe here.
After a few years of dithering and bargaining we have come to a compromise. The builders will complete some walls with mortar and others we shall restore in drystone, with a drystone specialist. Here is some of their work.
|you can hardly see where the new wall has been knitted into the older one|
|a stretch of about 30 metres along the drive; the wall will be covered with earth, the grass will grow back and, I hope, my snowdrops as well|
|that stretch completed|