Drive around rural Pennsylvania, and you’ll see the rambling stone walls that farmers built in the last century (or two) to mark the borders of their property. The walls served two purposes: marking their property and keeping their neighbors’ cows from eating the crops. The farmers would pick up the stones from the soil as they cleared the land to be tilled. Legend has it that a group of farmers would get together to help build their neighbors’ walls, much like they’d get together for a barn raising. They would make a fun afternoon of it, and place a jug of hard cider every 25 feet or so. They would build the wall, stone by stone, until they reached the jug. Then they’d take a break for a libation. A long wall might take two or three or even four jugs, depending on the number of men and how good the cider was. This might explain why some walls are straighter than others.
Stay up to date with what is happening with MasterPLAN Outdoor Living.
Stone, metal and wood beautifully enhance the look of this Center Valley home. Learn more about this MasterPLAN project…
With over 20 years of experience, MasterPLAN is able to create beautiful outdoor living spaces to complement all types of landscapes.
When the sun sinks low, MasterPLAN projects come to life!
This outdoor living space in Fogelsville includes several zones for different activities, yet they all blend together in this beautiful master plan!
This pavilion protects the outdoor kitchen and allows the party to keep going at night, even in surprise weather!
Brick and stucco bring cohesion to this backyard tuscan-inspired feature wall, as these are the materials used in the front of the home!
Dry under-deck systems provide added lounge and entertainment areas to your outdoor living plan. Read more about this Limerick, PA project!
Chilly evenings have never felt so cozy and relaxing! This custom fireplace is a favorite backyard destination for this Royersford family.
Implementing landscape and feature lighting into your landscape design is a great way to create a warm and welcoming environment once the sun sets.
Patio and deck roof systems can be customized to suit any home and provide year-round protection.