Thursday, March 17, 2016

A fence of Stone

Joining  GOOD FENCES hosted by Theresa from,
The Run-a-round Ranch Report.

While running an errand, a few days ago, over in the next county hubby and I came across this wonderful farm.  All of the road frontages were surrounded by this fantastic wall made of fieldstone.  

Some might not call this a fence because it is not made of wood or metal, but I believe that just tells us either the age or the lack of travel experience of the person questioning this reality. 

For centuries, our forefathers have piled up the stones plowed from their fields (thus, the name fieldstones) to mark their property line, corral their cattle or keep the critters out of the kitchen garden.  

I'm very lucky to live in an area where limestone is plentiful. I enjoy all the homes and other buildings in our area made of this stone. I think finding these old stone walls still standing after so many generations has to be one of my favorite things.   

I  am automatically transported back into the pages of one of my favorite books as a kid, The Secret Garden. I have often dreamed of the day when I could have my own private flower filled garden hidden behind a tall stone wall. A place to enjoy not only the sun and bright colors of the blossoms but my latest book without the interruption of others. 



  1. that's awesome. love the stone walls and wish we had them here. not enough rock material and unstable soil conditions... thanks for joining!

  2. I absolutely adore stone fences and your photos are wonderful!

  3. Oh I loved that book too ...and the movie...where it came into Technicolor, remember that? We were completely enamored with the beautiful stone fences and walls when we traveled your way and first I actually had to drag Bill away actually as he got lost in admiring the craftsmanship and I think wondered if he could have built one ))).