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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Fences - More Kentucky Horse Farms


I may be over-estimating your interest in Kentucky thoroughbred horse farms, but on my recent drive along Old Frankfort Pike the photo ops were just too good to pass up.  Today I'll share some examples of classic dry stone wall and plank fencing that is used throughout this area.  Oh, and a couple of equine comedians as well.

Like this redheaded flirt:


Good fences make good neighbors, we're told.  Apparently good butt scratchers as well:


Along Old Frankfort Pike you'll see many handsome gates for the horse farms.  This one had a really nice view of the winding road leading to the barns:


On either side of  the gate you could get some closeups of the dry stone walls that are over a hundred years old--built by slaves and Irish immigrants using stones wrestled out of this prime farmland.  Today the walls are preserved as an important part of the historical landscape:


Now to see more Friday Fences, or add your own, go to our host Janis' site at Life According to Jan and Jer .

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful!

Carletta said...

What a great stone fence juxtaposed with the wood one in the first shot!
Oh my that gate and fence as well!
These places you've been showing are so lovely to look at. I'd like to live that life for a day.:)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great stone and wooden fences! I love the stone one in the last photo.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, you have some great shots. i really enjoy the rocks ... decorative & so perfect in my book. ( :

Jan n Jer said...

Love the stone wall...what a beautiful place.

W. Latane Barton said...

Now, those are my kinds of fences. I love the first one.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful shots. I love driving Old Frankfort Pike. Has to be one of the most beautiful drives in the nation that's filled with historic times. enJOYed your shots very much.