We had one when Leah and I were young, but it only happened when the spring overflowed after a heavy rainstorm. We had to share it with the cows, too. They usually drank it all, stomped in it and ruined it. Well, thanks to Pete Spaulding of Spaulding Landscaping at Home View Farm and his amazing crew, I have my very own stream that I don’t even have to share with the cows.
It’s actually a dry stream bed or “dry crick bed” as we call ’em in WV. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it helps carry excess water away from the house when it rains. They hand picked the stones along the edges from a big ol’ pile of rocks Zach pulled out of my foundation hole. Then they very thoughtfully placed each rock and even shaped some of them to make them fit just right to look natural. I’d say they did a pretty amazing job.
The best part is that I now have a wonderful feature in my yard created by talented craftesmen and craftswomen that I can build on with plantings, etc for years to come.
P.S. Did I mention the waterfall?
Yeah, they made a a waterfall too. Again they used stone that came from under my house. It will be a perfect frame for the view of the fields. I can’t wait to watch it and help it transform over time.
Another special detail from another skilled artist!