Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Split-rail Fence 

This is a split rail fence like they used to have on my grandparents' farm. I remember them a bit more weathered than this. They were great for keeping cows and horses in and sometime for keeping them out of a garden, for instance.

I understand they were especially used in areas where there was a lot of timber (like West Virginia) and could be easily assembled. Another plus was that you didn't need any hardware to put them together. 

I remember climbing over these and playing on them as a girl and am very nostalgic about them. They have a poetic beauty as they run alongside a field of green. Don't you agree?