I just finished up a very fun hardscape project using basalt. I created raised beds around several trees with damaged root systems and also a flagstone path. Hopefully the amount of soil around the trees will help in their recovery. I enjoyed stacking the rocks without using mortar and it looks great with all of the plantings in place. I can’t wait to see the path after all the mosses have grown in between.
On a job I just started, I discovered the mummified remains of either a cat or an otter, not really sure. It looks like it had been crushed by some concrete. Eventually this job will be a brick porch. The concrete work took two days because of the challenges beneath a house from the 1850s.