First of all sorry for the lapse in blogging! We had a busy and successful season, and keeping up with the blog just didn't happen. Now that its winter, I have some time to talk about some of he amazing projects we've had the honor to be a part of. Recently we had the opportunity to work on a unique project in Weaverville. The owner asked us to take an overgrown seep area and create a focal point for his future homesite. He wanted to be able to see and hear the water, and enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains. Our first task was to open up the spring fed channels and determine how much water flow we had to work with. Next we used a small excavator to move and set boulders recovered from the site (over 100 tons in all) to create pools, spillways, and define and stabilize the channels. Then we added built features, such as drystone walls, pathways, steps, and a bridge to a small patio. The whole project was a learning process because of the dynamics of water and streams, and my goal was to create an area that would mimic nature as closely as possible.
Franklin Smith, owner Living Stone Masonry and general stone enthusiast