If you live in Kentucky like me, you’ve seen a lot of this. Stonewalls stacked up perfectly, with no mortar. All these stone walls in Kentucky we owe to the Irish migration in the middle of the 19th century due to the potato famine. They brought their stone masons, their whiskey (aka bourbon), their Catholic priests, their jockeys, and their horses. I have just described not only the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, I’ve describe a good deal of what characterizes Ireland.
But it wasn’t just walls done that way. Here behold the shepherd’s cottage in the field where he has to watch sheep. Why did he need it? Umm… did I mention rain, and wind in Ireland. And then there’s the sheepfold,