Walling sans mortar and mummies

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.