The Native Stone Scenic Byway Committee is continuing tradition with the Stone Fence Restoration Workshop!
The Native Stone Scenic Byway runs through Wabaunsee County, connecting Dover, Eskridge, Lake Wabaunsee and Alma.
One very popular project put on by the byway committee is the Stone Fence Restoration Workshop!
Rocky Slaymaker, a professionally trained dry stone conservancy mason will again be the lead teacher. The dry stone fence renovation workshop is to be held in September of 2010, 1.3 miles north of Alma, Kansas, on K-99 highway. The workshop will give Kansans the opportunity to learn how their forefathers built these sturdy fences. The historic stone fences, which were authorized by the Kansas legislature in 1867, are highlights of the Kansas Native Stone Scenic Byway, sponsor of the hands-on workshop.
Participants will learn the nine essential elements for successful stone fence building and repair. It involves actual stone fence repair on a fence on the Don & Julie Meseke Farm