Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cedar Split Rails/Friday Fences

 Cedar split-rail fence

If you have ever seen how each of these rails is made by hand, you can appreciate the time and energy it takes to construct these fences.

 Fencing around rocks gathered from the field

Cedar grows abundantly here in Ontario.  In rural areas you can find long cedar split-rail fences (at back of photo) or fencing that form containers filled with rocks.

I am linking to Friday Fences here.

38 comments:

Rebecca said...

Nice lines in the 1st photo. Interesting that they fenced in the rocks.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Love the reflections in these!

I helped put up rail fencing in my younger days and it is a real chore!

Buttons said...

Oh I do know a thing or two about those fences:) Beautiful and so worth the hardwork:) B

DeniseinVA said...

Great pictures! We have a lot of these fences around the Manassas Battlefield and I have always liked them.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Lots of work there, especially filling those bins with the rocks.

Nicki said...

I love split-rail fences - it is interesting that they would build one around collected rocks by the water - still, very nice examples of their longevity.

Sandra said...

i like split rail fencing and never really thought about how much work they would be. the reflection in the last one is just perfect

see you there! said...

Split rail fencing is so interesting. There are a few examples here in the country but most are gone. Quite a bit of work went into that rock container.

Darla

Lowell said...

We saw a lot of these in Minnesota. The rails in that first shot look like they're gonna need replacing sometime soon, though.

I wouldn't want to have to split logs to make them!

Muffy's Marks said...

Those split rail fences are a lot of work and are becoming a dying art. I love the looks of them!!

RamblingRound said...

I wonder how old these fences are. Too bad they are dying out!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

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Indrani said...

Nice shots for the meme.

Genie Robinson said...

I passed fencing like this yesterday s I drove thru the countryside. I am always amazed at how much work goes into the construction of them. They are so vintage and beautiful. I like the way they have the rocks encircled by the fencing. genie

Judy said...

I wonder why they had to fence in the rocks? Do they wander, otherwise...

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Ooohhh, That second shot is stellar! We have a lot of cedar trees here, too. They certainly make for some pretty fencing.

TexWisGirl said...

love these fences! as long as i don't have to mow around them. :)

RedPat said...

Great shots, EG! I've never thought about how they were made.

LONDONLULU said...

Very sweet rails, I love seeing the real "split" and can only imagine the effort and skill this took!

cieldequimper said...

I love these. And it's my kind of scenery too.

Jack said...

I always associate that form of rustic fencing with the West, but I have seen in in New England and now I see it in Ontario, too.

Terri said...

I don't see much split-rail fencing around here..but when we travel out west I see them everywhere.

Small City Scenes said...

I do like a good split rail fence. Very rural looking but you see them mostly in the suburbs. MB

George said...

Split-rail fencing is always picturesque.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Marvelous fence! I celebrate the maker(s)!

Desert Fence

Leave It To Davis said...

Makes me think about Old Yeller....they had that kind of fence and the little boy was always climbing up on it and talking to his ma. Loved that movie. Love your fence pictures.

Stephanie said...

Nice looking fence.

Elisa said...

Fences are such a landscape!
Sorry if I´m not too present in your blog. Now I´m travelling.
Have a nice weekend
Elisa, now in France

ladyfi said...

What perfect reflections.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

A beautiful fence. It is as if it had grown of its own account. Can fences have roots? one asks oneself.

Viola said...

Charming! and a little sadness I feel inside of me, thinking of old days that have passed, and never come back..
Beautiful photos! and you have got the lovely reflections here as well! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful and romantic, I love these two images!
Léia

Faye said...

Great composition in your first photo--really highlights the fence. Two puzzles--why fence off the pond and rockpile? Were these taken recently--just wondering how spring is coming for you?

Jan n Jer said...

I bet its very interesting to watch how the fence rails are made. Love your perspective on both of these shots!

MyMaracas said...

I never thought about how these were made, but now I see how much work it must be. Interesting point of view on that first one, and a puzzle in the second ... fencing in the rocks??

edenhills said...

I do love the look of the old cedar fences. You don't really see them in my part of the world. Love the reflections!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely, rustic fencing!

Sue said...

This peaceful setting really appeal to me.

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