In "Mending Wall" Robert Frost famously proclaimed "Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun...", describing the difficulties of building and maintaining the stone walls commonly found across New England. So why are there so many, and how did they get here?
You can learn the history and mystery of stone walls on March 20th at 7:00 pm. The Hampstead Garden Club will host Kevin Gardiner, from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Kevin will present the background of our stone walls, and even build a mock stone wall to illustrate the construction techniques. You'll come away with a better understanding and a new appreciation for this ubiquitous feature of New England woods and fields.
The program will be held at the Hampstead Public Library (9 Mary E Clark Drive, Hampstead). The program is free of charge and open to the public, so please join us! Refreshments will be served.