Thursday, May 1, 2014

GOOD FENCES

My fence photo today is one that is next to what remains of the old spring house, which was used for storing food and dairy products by the farmers who used to own this land.  Just like last week's entry for Good Fences, this photo was also taken at Meadowlark Gardens which we visited not so long ago.


 The garden was once farmland and the owners willed their farm to the State, so that it could be turned into a regional park.

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42 comments:

Kay said...

What an interesting place. That support looks rather iffy though. I hope it holds up.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful fence around the house, love it.

Roan said...

Beautiful scene. Nice fence!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the photo of what remains of the spring house!

Sandra said...

the ruins of the old spring house is just so beautiful. i am glad they propped it up to save it. and i like that fence a lot

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Me, growing up in the west, I LOVE split rail fences!!

marilyn said...

A beautiful setting and great photo.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so pretty. Virginia is full of such interesting places and history (though much, much shorter history than England!) :-)

Karen S. said...

Beautiful, and it's so wonderful when folks do this, so many people can enjoy the land as well.

TexWisGirl said...

i like how they've braced the old crumbling walls to hold them a bit longer. great looking fence, too!

thanks, denise!

Naquillity said...

how wonderful... the story behind your fence is as good as the fence itself and your photo depicts it well. so glad it's a regional park now. we have a nature preserve here that has a chimney left behind on it's property... i'm wondering now if there's a story behind that chimney?? hope all is well. have a great day~

Susan said...

Hi Denise, another lovely old fence... I think the post and rail have such character.
Also, I'm so admiring of your header photo - simply beautiful. What a delightful spot to just sit and take it all in :D)

nookworm said...

Post and rail fences are my very favorite kind! Nice visiting there with you.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely old ruin.

Willow said...

I love a split rail fence.
Great character in this photos content.

Karen said...

I love to come across the remains of old buildings.

Frank said...

Hi Denise. It's good to see the history of the land use being protected and retained for all to enjoy.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This does look like a great fence and I love the ruins behind. Take care Diane

Ida said...

Nice shot of this weathered fence and the little stone building. It's great that the owners willed the land to be used as a park for people to enjoy.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The spring house looks in need of a little TLC. Spring houses don't seem too exist over here, I've never seen one anyway. Ice-houses were used and caves too where they were present.

Lady Lilith said...

Very nice. I like the whole setting. It just makes the fence look more wonderful.

Raggedy Creations said...

nice preservation of site. great fence too. Love your header pic

Ginny said...

I find this interesting! The farmers must have had no family. And of course I love the Spring House!

Brian King said...

Glad to see they're maintaining what's left! Nice fence!

Pat said...

Love the rail fence protecting the spring house ruins.

RobinfromCA said...

I love that fence and seeing all of the brick ruins behind it. It tells a story of days gone by.

SeagullSuzie said...

Great photo Denise showing the ruins and a lovely story behind it.

Jane and Chris said...

What a fabulous header!
Jane x

diane b said...

A lovely scene. I always think how wonderful it is when people give their land back to the state for community use.

Elephant's Child said...

A gorgeous fence - and I love that the land can now be enjoyed in perpetuity.

Karen said...

A wonderful old fence, great image.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love knowing that the owners wanted this beautiful garden spot to be available to all! It's a great old rail fence.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love knowing that the owners wanted this beautiful garden spot to be available to all! It's a great old rail fence.

Gail Dixon said...

Rustic and rugged. Love that old fence and the old crumbling stones. Beautiful!

William Kendall said...

It looks peaceful now.

Michelle said...

Really nice. I always like seeing architectural remains.

Adam said...

certainly looks historic

Pauline said...

With the colours of the soil, fence and bricks in the old building so close, everything looks to be in perfect harmony. Lovely.

Linda said...

An interesting rustic fence. I like the way it's been constructed with the horizontal rails going through the holes of the upright posts. I see from a comment that they have a special name.

Marie said...

What a wonderful little spring house, heralding back to another day. Great wood fence, too. I will have a fence for next week!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I love these old ruins. Would look good covered in flowering vines.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, lovely fence scene and photo. It is wonderful the farm land was willed to the state. Happy Weekend!