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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. 

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32 comments:

s.c said...

I want to see the white one after 200 years.

eileeninmd said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

I like the look of this place. Great shots!

Mascha said...

The old is the nicest -
Greetings from Germany

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

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.

E.liza"BETH" said...

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!! ( :

Anonymous said...

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

biebkriebels said...

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

Hootin' Anni said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

The white fencing makes the farm look so pristine!

Linda Kay said...

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.

TexWisGirl said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

MarkD60 said...

Your fences are the best!

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Ida said...

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.

Maude Lynn said...

Pretty shots!

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I like these a lot.

Anonymous said...

Nice old fence.

RedPat said...

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

A Colorful World said...

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

barbara l. hale said...

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.

Tanya Breese said...

oh that's beautiful!

Tanya Breese said...

oh that's beautiful!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

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

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

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

Stephanie said...

Nice looking barn and love that rustic fencing!

Randy said...

Nice looking place.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

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

Janie said...

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

Pamela Gordon said...

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

FAB said...

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

Felicia said...

beautiful fence images John.