Friday, March 23, 2012

Old Meets Newer


Kentucky has a lot of old stone fences leftover from many years past. In some cases, they are protected and many that were in bad shape have been carefully rebuilt. I found some stone fences being used in conjunction with newer traditional fences, although some of the "newer" fences look rather old themselves. The big barn in some of the shots is the same one from a recent post.











This section of the fence even comes with its own steps.














And for the grand finale, you get old fence, newer fence, AND a big barn.


Linking to Friday Fences


35 comments:

Linda said...

What a fascinating journey today, Brian! I love the use of the old with the "not-so-new" new fencing...just imagine the work that went in to hauling those stones and making a fence that would last this long! Boggles the mind, it does! Great shots...you always give us a great selection of photos so we can really get the flavor of the area! Thanks!

Kathy said...

Living here in cattle country most of our rural fencing is barbed wire so it's nice to see something different. The board fence would be a nightmare to repaint! You'd need to have a family reunion and give everyone a bucket and a brush!

Tanya said...

oh i just love those stone fences...they must have taken forever to build...i like that shot of the white fence intersection a lot!

Lesley said...

I am fascinated with stone fences. We have a gardening show on here at the moment and there is an exhibit of a dry stone wall being built over the course of the week. It is a shame I'd have to pay again to get to see the end result.

Beth said...

stones fences are great. one of my favs. can you imagine the work that goes into putting one of those up. i bet they last for years. i love the steps. so smart. ha. ha!! (:

Jennifer said...

Oooo your in Kentucky too... I love stone fences, so pretty, I always admire them when I see one when we are drivin. I love old houses, barns, fences... Beautiful Pictures :)

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

They just don't make fences like they use to! Guess people started getting lazy and forgot about quality and durability in favor of a quick..er fix! Love the intersection of the white fence.

The garden wall around my maple tree(the one I just posted about) is built from an old stone fence like this one,that was torn down in Gatlinburg, Tn..

The week-end I(ME ALONE)built it, I lost 5lbs! It was like putting together a HUGE, HEAVY jigsaw puzzle, each piece between 6-10" thick and 12-16" long! The pieces had to fit just right and chink holes were filled with smaller pieces.

All the rock in our yard came from old fences like this one and I try my best to recycle it back into something similar.

We buy it from a local mason who tears down old stone fences, building, etc.,in the four state area and resells to people building/landscaping homes who want to recycle a piece of history.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Super nice fence shots and am especially eyeing the one with the four white fences intersecting... NICE!

Nancy Claeys said...

Amazing patience to construct these stone fences. Beautiful captures, Brian.

Joe Todd said...

Now that is some fence and a barn to.. Thanks for posting as many photos as you did.

TexWisGirl said...

you can keep your pretty, high-maintenance plank fencing; i'd take the stone fences over them any day. wish we had them here, but not enough suitable material in this soft earth.

Debbie said...

I can't imangine how long it would take to construct those stone walls, they are beautiful!! Great post, lots to see!!

barbara l. hale said...

That is one fabulous old fence! And such beautiful countryside.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I seriously LOVE those stone walls, so historical! I wonder how far they date back, very interesting =)

Such a cool barn =)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Fantastic Photos, love the stone fence, thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Wow...these fences are wonderful! I love the way they stand with their own weight, no mortar. You presented some great photos of them! And of the white fences also...my favorite stone fence had the steps! My favorite of the wooden fences is the "crossing". Have an awesome day, and thanks for telling us about the giveaway at Magnum boots!

Tammy said...

You always find such interesting things to photograph! Love the new meeting the old, very cool photos!

Deb said...

a lot of work went in to those stone fences...very cool..

Carletta said...

Brian, your wonderful pictorial makes me wish all that was mine!
Love the stone fence and wooden fence. Wondering if they miscalulated where it comes together in your sixth shot. :)
I really enjoyed this awesome shots!

Candy C. said...

Great old fence and newer fence! The old stone fences always remind me of Scotland and England! :)

Gillian Olson said...

I really like those stone fences, I have seen them in places in Europe but never in North America until today. Thanks,

Reena Walkling said...

Love those stone fences. We had one around our yard when we lived in Ohio. They always remind me of Ireland.

Laura said...

I adore the stone walls...they are very common around here in NH and forever fascinate me.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love old stone fences! We don't have them here in the midwest, but I've seen them in New England. I love the one with it's own steps.
Thanks for visiting and your nice comments on my WY fences.

Emille said...

The stone fences are beautiful! I especially love the birds eye view of it! Have a great weekend:)

darlin said...

The work that went in to the old fences would be astronomical, but they're sure beautiful. I like how the old was incorporated in to the new, great photos Brian. Have a wonderful day!

Faye said...

These dry stone fences are just one of the many reasons I love living in Kentucky. You've shared some uniques ones, Brian.

I also enjoyed your "rural walkabout". This is prime time to get out as you say, camera in tow. We have a lot of natural beauty to be proud of in KY, don't we?

Living Life said...

I just love love and old stone fence!! Your photos are fantastic!!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

DWQ said...

That's some really cool old stone work...there's some time, effort, and history in those rocks

Leif Hagen said...

I love your fences especially the stone fence photos!
Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota

Liz said...

What a great series of fences, Brian! The old stone ones remind me of my visit to the UK & Wales countryside in 2010.
I love the simple white fences.
Great shots & thanks for sharing.

Jan n Jer said...

Fabulous shots...love the ones where the fence meets with the stone...very rustic

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love those old rock fences- so steeped in history. Great shots and a very cool old barn!

Joe said...

I love rock walls. There had to be a ton of work that went into building them.