The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Good Fence Fence Abe Lincoln Built



Well after all, Abe Lincoln was known as "The Rail Splitter".
To me they look like a "Splinter Getter".

Any fences Abe built on the farm have long since turned to dust.
But the Park Service wants you to "believe".

For more fences go to TexWisGirl's GOOD FENCES





18 comments:

  1. Its give a beautiful insight how in earlier times fences were made. Nice posting John.

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  2. Didn't know mister Lincoln was such a handy craftsman.

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  3. I like these split rail fences! I have seen similar fences around Gettysburg and different battlefields in Maryland. Great post, have a happy day!

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  4. A very rustic fence. I do agree about the splinters that could be have

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  5. i'll cut 'em some slack, then. :) thanks, john!

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  6. I like seeing the old rail fences. Even if they are not the originals. This looks like a nice place for a day trip for us. We live near Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site, which was another Thomas Lincoln farm. Nice post!

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  7. I like this fence. Some farmers here still make fences like that. :)

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  8. I love romance and "thinking" this is THE fences he built makes a great image in my mind. :)
    Great post.

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  9. This is a lovely idea for people to see and I love the way the fences were made.

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  10. love those fences. looks like a great place to visit.

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  11. Love those rustic split rail fences!

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  12. What a nice display the workmanship of days gone by!
    Thank you for sharing this, John.
    Peace :)

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  13. It's the ORIGINAL fence (it's just the posts and rails that have been replaced!)

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  14. Love those rustic fences and the link between the two Lincolns..

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  15. Not just "good" fences...Great fences.

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  16. Nice looking fence. Termites probably lunched on the original.

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