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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rural Illinois Good Fence


On a country road in Illinois

On my way to to see Thomas Lincoln's (Abe's pa) farm we drove by this very nice looking farm
with the perfect white fence around it.

I like their choice in roofing decor.
These pictures were taken through a windshield while driving so the sharpness isn't there.
This is a common problem with the back roads of America - no place to pull over.

While we're at it with Good Fences, here is Tom Lincoln's fence.
The difference two hundred years can make in fence making. 

For more fences check out TexWisGirl's GOOD FENCES





32 comments:

  1. I want to see the white one after 200 years.

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  2. I like the red and white barn, it is a pretty farm scene! Nice find! Happy Thursday!

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  3. I like the look of this place. Great shots!

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  4. The old is the nicest -
    Greetings from Germany

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  5. While the white fence is shiny and new looking and frames the barn perfectly- the old fence has the best character, as does that barn building behind it.

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  6. i enjoy that kind of fencing.

    the hubby & i were in Iowa recently & got to see the Antique Archaeology building ... i think you were there recently & shared a post. it was fun to see the very same place. so neat!! ( :

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  7. Great contrast the white and red against the green, and the new and the old.

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  8. The first fence reminds me of Southfork from the tv-series Dallas. The second is a rather poor one...

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  9. Pretty!!! The roof coloring on the first two images is unique and spectacular

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  10. The white fencing makes the farm look so pristine!

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  11. You make me a little homesick for the farm. Love that farm with the white buildings and the red accents. My aunt and uncle on their farm had white buildings with red roofs. Love those old Lincoln sites.

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  12. both places are really nice! wow, that top one is bright and beautiful! love the old rustic, too.

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  13. I like the comparisons and contrasts here. Both are showplaces. One is bright and shining. The other is old and rustic. Both have their admirers.

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  14. Your fences are the best!

    BTW, I lost my blog, all 9 years. 101 Domain destroyed it for me. Still trying to restore it, but for now, starting over at
    www.markd60.com

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  15. Great fences both old and new. I agree that red color really stands out with the white fence. There is something though to be said for the history of that old fence.

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  16. That really looks like a back road - no pavement! Love the farm!

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  17. Beautiful farm and white fence, but I absolutely LOVE the fence at Thomas Lincoln's farm!

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  18. Terrific fences today! I have to agree. One of the things wrong with this whole world is that there are not enough places to pull over.

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  19. Funny comparing old and new. I must say, I'm much more intrigued by the old fence!

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  20. I like the 200 year old fence. It has more character.

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  21. Nice looking barn and love that rustic fencing!

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  22. A beautiful farm with interesting roofing and lovely fencing. Love the old split rail fence, too - they knew how to build them to last in those days. - Karen

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  23. The white rain fence is prettier, but the old Tom Lincoln fence has a lot more character, not to mention history.

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  24. A beautiful farm with it's nice white fence. I also like the Lincoln fence as it's more rustic.

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  25. John .. I like the comparison between the rustic old and the colourful (relatively) new.

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