Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday's Fences


Stacked Stone Fences have been around a long time. The oldest examples of this style, that still stand, are the megalithic stone temples of Malta, dating back to 4000 BC.


This particular stacked stone fence is located just a few miles from the farm. You can read more about this beautiful place in my post, called Brewery on the Bluff.










As you can see in the photo, rock naturally covers much of the ground


The Bluff, a popular over-look,  gives spectacular views of the valley below...

Meggie Mac


Today, I'm connecting with Jan 'n Jer's Friday Fences. Please check out their blog.

27 comments:

  1. These are my all time favorites in fact I would like to create one someday!

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    1. I agree with you....the ultimate in re-using with what we have on hand. I can't imagine how much work and skill it takes to make the choices for each stone to stack.

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  2. Looks like a great place to visit...beautiful views!

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    1. It is truly a beautiful place with so much history.

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  3. Stone walls I can relate to. When we lived in New England (Massachusetts and Connecticut) they were everywhere. In fact, I grew some pretty big boulders that made a very nice wall for one of my flower beds;-D
    Love the views along these walls as you meander down the paths. XOXO

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    1. Hello Susan...I'm thinking the early settlers used what was on the land....so in a rocky area you have wonderful stacked stone fence. Even at the farm, I sometimes find large sandstones. Not many, because I have beautiful blackland.

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  4. When I was little I spent a lot of time in Northern England where 'dry stone walls' are the norm. It was really interesting to read your post and realise that they aren't limited to Yorkshire!!!!! Jx

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    1. Hi Jan....and thank you for sharing the bit about Northern England.

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  5. These are beautiful walls, they sit so well in the landscape and look "right". Some parts of England have many miles of drystone walling, which looks spectacular.

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    1. Hi Elaine....I think when it is native to the area it looks right. The early settlers simply took what was on the land and re-purposed the stones.

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  6. Your fences range from the lovely ancient style to the modern and ugly utilitarian style.

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow...I think we must have it all in Texas. The stone fences are my favorite!

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  7. beautiful. love the view. (:

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    1. Hello Beth....thanks for stopping by. I took a look at your Friday's Fence post and have joined you as a follower. Love your Whataburger post!

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  8. The walls are just like our dry stone walling we have over here.I love them and they are very cleverly made.You can go on courses to learn how to construct them for yourself!

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    1. Hi Anne....I did notice, on the internet while I was researching stacked fences, that you can take classes on the construction. I always thought it was an art to stack correctly.

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  9. That's very similar to one I photographed at Bolton Abbey a few weeks ago. They really are a work of art - choosing just the right stone for the space.Beautiful photos again Meggie. x

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    1. Hi Scarlet....I will go back to your post and take a look. I agree with you...they are work of art and skill!

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    1. Your Friday's Fence has so much history!

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  11. We made stone walls/ flower bed enclosures on our property. I like to think that we are doing what our ancestors also did.
    Jane x

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    1. All I can say is "wow". What an accomplishment to make your own stacked fence.

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  12. This is probably my favorite type of fence...it sure is in a beautiful setting.

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    1. Hello Rose....thank you for stopping by for a look at my Friday's Fence. You have a lovely blog!

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  13. Thanks for the mini-history lesson accompanying the photo of the stacked stone fence.

    Cathedral Fence

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  14. What a beautiful setting and I love the fence.
    What a treat to find another Texas blogger.
    I live in South Texas.
    Enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  15. Beautiful fence, Meggie. And like others have commented, I see these as more "natural." They appear to grow out of earth.

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