Clearly, dry stone walling was not a money making solution. I took it up late in life after being made redundant and once I got started I never looked back. While there is plenty of work, it is not always of the quality and remuneration I would like and I have to drive a long way to do it. However, given a fine day in the Peak district there is nothing I would rather do. I no longer have to worry about running joints or spend seconds wondering about where to put the next stone or swapping stones to find one that fits. It sort of flows without my having to think about it. It also frees my mind from other concerns and this is what to me is zen and the art of dry stone walling. It is therapeutic and relaxing but it is also hard work.