Stone walls can be seen on virtually any country drive through upstate New York. Often little more than linear piles of stone, many of these "walls" were erected by tossing field stones along the property borders as new spaces were cleared and plowed. When we installed the heirloom vegetable garden and herb garden, we knew we wanted to make our own permanent contribution to the landscape--to leave something behind for the next generation of owners. We asked our friend and neighbor, artist Michael Whaling, to construct a stone wall.
Michael and local photographer Leila Durkin have created a beautiful picture book about the creation of the wall that is full of imagery and prose inspired by Beekman 1802 Farm.
Each book is signed by the author.