What have you been doing in your spare time?
Trudy decided we needed some extra space behind our sun room. We have a dry stone wall there. So on Labor Day we took the wall down and began digging out the dirt. Well, I say dirt, but it was more like stone. I believe the correct term is "Schist" a mixture of stone/rock and dirt made up mainly of the rock and stone element.
We decided we would do this over time, initially one of our sons helped, but we basically did the digging out ourselves with a pick axe, shovel and wheel barrow.
Once we had removed allthe dirt, I began building up the wall and re-attaching it to the part that ran along the top of our patio.
One of the biggest problems was the wall now needed to be higher. So we had to go digging around our yard, the wooded section and find stones/rock to use. Well this morning I put the finishing touches to the wall and used every last stone we had. I also estimate I brought up from the dirt pile about 20 wheel barrow loads of dirt I initially removed and took down the hill to back fill the wall. But, I am pretty happy with the results, not sure these photos show the wall to its best.
What do you do in your spare time?