Wall Building Workshop at Scott Farm

This coming weekend will be the second walling workshop that has taken place at Dummerston’s historic Scott Farm. If you’re familiar with the setting from the movie “Cider House Rules”; that is Scott Farm. The location couldn’t be nicer and the weather forcast is for sunny skies.

I’m continually impressed by the strong desire to learn that partisipants bring to workshops. They want to know how a wall works and how to build one that will last. I get a lot of pleasure in seeing how my instruction is interpreted. I can explain the principles but it’s up to the individule to put them into action. What I’ve learned is that even though the rules for good construction are hard bound, the way two people approach a stock pile of stones can be delightfully different. I am constantly adjusting my own perspective as a result of seeing the choices others make. They are often quite different from ones I would think of, but resolve the questions at hand in fine fashion none the less.

See you wall side.

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3 Responses to Wall Building Workshop at Scott Farm

  1. Dan May 27, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    PS – credit for the photo goes to Scott Farm Landmark Trust web site.

  2. Dan May 27, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Dear Michaela,
    When the time comes for you to join in on a workshop, you (and your J.D.) will be hired on as the boss stone wrangler. There’s no way I’d let all that experience and talent go unexploited.

  3. Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden May 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    What a beautiful shot of the orchard in full bloom! Oh how I would like to attend this workshop… sadly, I am scheduled to work this weekend. One day, one day!
    I’m so enjoying the blog posts and photos. Looking forward to seeing you and Elin again soon.

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