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I live in New Zealand in an earth brick house that looks like a romanesque abbey. My day job is developing software. Other interests are making furniture out of native timber, looking after my sheep, making wine and reading.

See this hill? There is an side-on view and an end-on view. It looks like a hog-back ridge.



 


 


 


 


 


 


A hog back ridge is caused by tilted strata. Some layers are harder and they hold the top in place like this:



 


 


 


 


 


 


The exposed ‘ends’ of the layers are more easily eroded because they have less structural integrity and water can seep into the layers etc. So the hill slowly crumbles from left to...

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Summon Your Dragons

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The White Fox

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The Tower of Sheagil

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Where Sheep May Safely Graze

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Shayne Parkinson
“Aren’t you scared of him?’ Amy asked, slumping down and trying to make herself inconspicuous. ‘He always looks so fierce. Don’t you remember that time he nearly caught us on his land? I was sure he’d give us a beating if he’d got hold of us.’ ‘Humph! My pa would have had something to say to him if he had.’ ‘That wouldn’t have been much comfort.’ ‘Yes, it would. Anyway, who’d be scared of him—sour old man like that.’ Lizzie dismissed Charlie Stewart with a wave of her hand.”
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