A Galloway Wall in Dover

An inch of rain isn’t the best way to start a new job, but that’s what I got Wednesday in Dover, New Hampshire where I was beginning construction at a golf course. The original fence ran alongside of an old town road. Its remnants had been pulled down by the course maintenance crew and a new footing established away from the tree line. By Thursday afternoon the clouds lifted and the wind began to dry the mud. Friday was beautifully sunny.

The style of walling I’ve chosen for this construction is best known as “Galloway”, after the area in southwestern Scotland where it’s most common. Small stone ‘doubling’ is used for the first two or three courses and then its ‘singling’ from there to the top.

Thanks to Brian F. and Tony P. for persevering. If we didn’t work in the rain we wouldn’t know how good we have it under clear skies.