Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Stone Fence

As usual, I keep my eyes peeled for an unusual fence, so I can join in on the Run Around The Ranch's Good Fence link party on Thursdays
and I think this one just might fits the bill. Looks like someone  used wire mesh, the type used in concrete foundations... built a frame, and filled it with stones. I am wondering where they got all of these stones, since it is really not that rocky around here. Maybe the plan is to pour concrete down through the rock, making for a very sturdy fence?...... but that is just a guess.
A bit further back the fence got wider and taller with different colored stones.
So, maybe you can guess the intent here?
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  1. Hello, it seems like an easy way to build a fence. But, it does not look finished. Great fence find. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  2. What an awesome way to use rocks:) Love it. B

  3. I do wonder if that method of building a stone wall will work. Mostly, I'm wondering why they would want a stone wall so close to their house. But great fence spotting!

  4. Do wonder what they are up too. Maybe facing it and a barbecue area? Please check back and let us know.

  5. Different for sure...... Nice photos.... Hope your day is joyful..

  6. Someone must be just taking time to get a fence up. Very interesting.

  7. We have these fences here too. They are mostly used in public places as in our busstop square. I see them quite often now, the stones have a vulcanic origin and are sold at natural stone trades.

  8. Well, they can't pour concrete and expect that wire to hold it in! so, my guess is that they plan to grow some sort of vine on the wires which will make it pretty if it ever grows to cover it all!

  9. Creative fence find and great shots! Wonderful!

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

  10. Oh my that's a lot of stones. It's quite unusual and a great fence find.

  11. Well, that certainly is a big unusual fence. Maybe, they are from Ireland.

  12. I can not imagine. Looks like it cost a fortune.

  13. You will see the very same kind of wall in my post tomorrow Janey, there are a few like this around Perth.

  14. Janey, there is a whole building in the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen that is this rock in wire construction. That building looks cooler than this fence though.

  15. Dearest Janey,
    Guess you have to follow up and find out what they will do with it next... Not a nice view so close to the house but who are we to judge?!


  16. Thursday, February 25, 2010
    Don't Fence Me In!
    Fences are some of my favorite things. They can be beautiful, they can be functional, and they can "set the stage" for what's inside. They can reinforce a community aesthetic. They are often used to keep chickens, children, pets, and strangers in or out. They protect gardens and provide privacy.

    Most fences are pretty ordinary, ranging
    from chain link to cedar pickets to concrete block, but every now and then you come come across a really fabulous example of someone's desire
    not to be fenced in!

    Sometimes the "unconventional" fence is actually an old-fashioned hand-crafted fence, such as this wattle fence found in a Mother Earth News article.

    Wattle fences are traditionally woven from fresh willow or hazel branches, but other fresh branches can also work. This article discusses how to recycle green waste into beautiful, functional fencing.

    Another handcrafted fence we don't see a lot of anymore is stacked stone.

    Typically, in areas where these fences were once common, stones were "harvested" from farmers' fields each spring, as freeze/ thaw cycles brought new stones to the surface. The stones were taken to the outside edges of the field and used to build mortarless stone walls. Held together by gravity, a dry-stacked wall can last for centuries with proper maintenance.

    Occasionally, you see a fence that just makes you smile... this fence made from old skis in a Colorado mountain town.

    You have to admire the resourcefulness of the person who used old bed frames to build this fence.

    And this fence made from re-purposed pressed and corrugated tin is a work of art!

    This privacy fence was created using driftwood.

    You don't necessarily have to use re-purposed material to create a fence that won't fence you in! An article in This Old House explains how to restore salvaged wrought iron fencing. fence repair