Thursday, June 12, 2014

BIG Rock Fence

Kentucky has miles of dry-laid rock fencing.. of the type found in Ireland...it is unusual to see a fence with rocks of this size...the photo is not showing the bottom rock in it's entirety... which is a about twenty feet long...how many mules and men were required for this one???

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17 comments:

  1. wow! i just love rock fences, anyway, but these huge stones are impressive!

    thanks (in advance) for linking in!!

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  2. oh this is neat. I like. We have them also. They look so nice among scenery and trees.

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  3. An unusual find. Yes, it's always a wonder how anyone moved something so large without power machinery.

    Thanks for stopping to view my fence this week.

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  4. twenty feet long? OMGoodness!!!
    This is quite unique.

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  5. Nothing beats a rock fence. This one is great. Thanks for vising my Wheels fence.

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  6. Love rock fences. I can't imagine how much work goes into building one. Nice!

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  7. This is pretty. I visited a Shaker Village one time that had miles of these.

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  8. That really is an amazing fence! We watched the movie, Leap Year this week and it's set in Ireland....such pretty countryside. And this looks very much like it! What huge rocks!

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  9. Wow, that one probably needed some horse power for sure. Rock fences are so great- hardly see them around here.

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  10. Yeah, WOW, that is amazing! The drystone walls in England are made of much smaller stones. This is quite the fence!

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  11. Oh how we love stone construction... this is a lovely one :)

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  12. The poor mules and men who constructed this fence. Rock fences add a lot of beauty to the landscape.

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  13. These are quite different from ours; amazingly huge stone, aren't they☆☆☆ How wonderful to think about the tough work required from animals and people ♡♡♡

    Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  14. We have them all over the UK especially on moorland - it's hard to imagine the time and effort that went into building them. although with much smaller stones

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  15. I see these a lot in Connecticut, I alway wonder about the people who constructed them, how difficult it must have been!!

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  16. These are all over Maine too. Ireland is full of them,
    they made good use of them clearing the fields.
    The ones I found in the woods on our farm had to be done in the 1800's.
    Fun post Marilyn.
    yvonne

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  17. This is a great photo and a great representation of the stone fence in old Ky.

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