I've always wanted a real stone wall fence. It is not a project you can finish on a weekend so while work was still occupying my time I wasn't going to tackle this dream. Now I don't have work as an excuse and so this weekend I started building my stone fence. I did my research, thank you Pinterest and found out what has to be done to build a dry stone wall.
Step one dig a ditch.
Your ditch has to be about 8 inches deep and about 2 feet wide. My property is solid clay so this time of year is the best time to be digging. Another couple of weeks later the clay would be rock hard and almost impossible to dig.
Step 2 start placing your rocks.
The last couple of weeks I've been collecting rocks from around the property. We live in Lanark County where rocks are the most prolific crop in any field. The blades of the John Deere lawn mower are always finding rocks sticking up through the grass so we have started digging up the worst offenders.
Step 3.....Keep stacking rocks uptil you hit the 2 foot mark. That's as high a jump I want. I plan to have a rail over the top.
That's as far as I got today. I ran out of rocks so tomorrow I'll have to go out and gather more. The project continues.