Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday's Fences


The Snake Rail Fence history goes back to early America. Traditionally they were made from American chestnut. Today, most newly constructed fences are cedar.


During the American Civil War, they were a major source of firewood. Because there were no nails or hardware used in the construction, they could be easily moved.

Now For The Rest of The Story......


I pass this fence on every trip I make into town. It is located in a Rest Stop maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Wouldn't you like to take a rest here and have lunch?

Meggie Mac

Today I'm joining with Jan n' Jer's Fridays Fences. Be sure and check out their blog.

14 comments:

  1. I would not have guessed it was at a rest stop. :)
    It sure looks substantial.
    It looks like a lovely place to stop and rest. When we travel we never do that. I think we just want to get where we're going. :)

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  2. What a beautiful fence! A work of art.

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  3. I really like it! I have never seen this type of fencing before, such a clever, simple idea. I would be very happy to stop and have lunch there.

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  4. snake rail fence is an apt name for this type of fencing.

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  5. i love that kind of fencing!

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  6. Beautiful fence.... wonderful perspective!

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  7. I think Texas has the best rest stops -- must be because of the long stretches of roads. I saw a lot of this style in old fencing in the Arkansas hills.

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  8. Hi Meggie, thank you for your lovely comment over at mine. This is a lovely fence and what a beautiful rest spot. The sun looks wonderful, it's raining here at the moment (as usual). Lots of love xxx

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  9. I love this fence...so rustic n useful in case you needed fire wood..back in the day!!! Yep I sure would love to stop n rest here...its very inviting. The rest stops along NC n SC all have beautiful rest stops also. We always stop when we travel south for the winter.

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  10. I had never thought about moving a fence before, but I guess it must be necessary at times.
    I actually prefer the fence in your header, to the snake rail fence, but maybe that is because of the flowers...

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  11. Meggie, I'm sure you've been told this would make a wonderful table top book!! I'd be the first one to buy it. Have a wonderful weekend. XOXO

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  12. Fantastic, Meggie! I love the perspective in the first photo!

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  13. What an interesting design! It reminds me of an old fort.

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