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New Leaf September 2019 Discussion • The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
#81  Victoria 09-29-2019, 01:29 PM
Thanks Bookworm_Girl Great photos. I have to agree with Rebanks - there is something wonderful about stonewalls - so evocative.
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#82  Bookworm_Girl 09-29-2019, 08:40 PM
Quote Victoria
Thanks Bookworm_Girl Great photos. I have to agree with Rebanks - there is something wonderful about stonewalls - so evocative.
Rebanks talks in the book about jobs that people did to earn more money. My friend's father used to repair walls in the area.
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#83  issybird 09-30-2019, 10:45 AM
Where I live, which was first settled by Europeans nearly 400 years ago, there are many extent stone walls snaking all over, even through second-growth woods. The lore is that the soil is so rocky that the walls were a disposal method, in effect; something had to be down with all the rocks removed from the earth to make it suitable for farming, so why not build a wall?
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#84  CRussel 09-30-2019, 01:23 PM
Here there are both dry and mortared stone walls everywhere. And yet, we still grow more stones every year. I think they're breeding! Even my raised beds have started having stones in them every spring. Sheesh!
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