Arkansas woodworker Doug Stowe and his spouse Jean Elderwind, a retired county librarian, live peacefully on a forested ridge above Leatherwood Creek north of Eureka Springs.
Late last winter, the peace was broken.
“That’s when we noticed our rock walls that my wife and I have been tending for thirty years were being pushed aside and toppled, the dirt thrown aside,” and the long-established perennials upended, Stowe says.
The couple thought it was a one-time occurrence and paid to have the damage repaired. But then it happened again. And again. They were mystified.