Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Fences # 4 17 April 2014

"Oh give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, don't fence me in." Song by Frankie Laine




GOOD FENCES 

How about one of the oldest Minnesota fences near me?


Welcome to the Gideon and Agnes Pond House, further explanation here.




A quick, 2 minute and 5 second youtube video here, featuring the Pond Mission Park in Bloomington, Minnesota where the Gideon house is located since 1856.




Behind their house at the edge of a cliff you'll find this.

For a look into other fences go here, and perhaps bring your own too!




38 comments:

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Love a split rail fence! I see you still have snow on the ground.. you do need some flowers! Visiting from Good Fences!

Margaret Adamson said...

I Love the zig zag fence and it all looks good with the snow.

marilyn said...

Beautiful old home and fences. I did watch the video and wish they had included an interior shot or two.

TexWisGirl said...

just love those old fences, but i'd hate to have to mow or weed-eat around them! :)

thanks for linking in, ms. karen!

Debbie said...

great old fences....seems it would take a lot of time to construct one of these!! they must have served their purpose!!

nookworm said...

I grew up near Jockey Hollow NJ and there were fences like that.
http://www.topix.com/album/detail/morristown-nj/BJ3C37TH5CR78N6V
Bing Crosby sang the "Don't Fence Me In" song then and I also like the Gene Autry and Roy Rogers versions.

Karen S. said...

I know it's a fine house, and there are other videos of it. I'll have to find one and include that link too!!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

:)

Karen S. said...

Surprisingly we have more than I thought! Thanks for stopping by!

Karen S. said...

Me too and if only the snow would stay only in photos for a while! :)

Karen S. said...

You are welcome! I'm happy you're hosting it!

Karen S. said...

Exactly! I'm betting it was a much larger fence at one time too!

Karen S. said...

I like all those versions too ! This one was new to me!

Karen S. said...

Are you thinking you'd like a snow bank or two Mac?

Ida said...

What an interesting place. Very similar to our Whitman Mission.
I love those zig-zag fences.

eileeninmd said...

I like these zig zag fences, Great shots! Have a happy day!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I wouldn't mind being fenced in with a rustic charming fence like that one!

Stacy Lynn said...

i really like that last fence...looks like something my seven year old would try to climb, though! :)

just found your blog today and am enjoying your pictures and posts!

stacy lynn mar
http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

orchid Miyako said...

OH, I finally could get to your blog :-)
I LOVE your way of arranging beautiful old house with zig-zag fence and the phrase 'don't fence me in' from the song♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Gail Dixon said...

That is a really cool zig-zag fence!

4RRanch said...

Still looks a little chilly up there. Love the split rail fence.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I also absolutely love split-rail fences, but my past attempts at actually splitting the rails proved to be more work than I wanted to handle. Sigh.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice fence, I love those old school zig zag fences.

Cloudia said...

Cool fence, and intriguing building!



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McGuffy Ann Morris said...

That was interesting. Minnesota definitely has some history!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

That was interesting. Minnesota definitely has some history!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I bet that fence wouldn't keep Bambi (the mountain laurel eater!!1!) out, but it might keep a dairy cow in...
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Kathe W. said...

the only fence we have is around our veggie garden to keep critters like deer OUT! Cheers!

Roan said...

Split rail fences are my favorites. Love that first shot. It was hard for me to find you. I was sent to your google+ page and it was hard to find a link to your blog. Maybe put the link under 'about' so I can find you. :)

Mama Zen said...

Very cool shots!

Karen S. said...

Yep I'm still searching for Bambi!

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