Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Good Fences - #16 - Meet Me at the Landing

How about a 19th Century Field Trip with me?

Over the Fourth of July weekend we went to Murphy's Landing in Shakopee, Minnesota, aka as The Landing in recent years as part of The Three Rivers Park District- Minnesota River Heritage Park.

1857 Farm originally owned by the Berger Family and was located in Jessenland Township near Henderson.  The farm consisted of six hand-hewn log buildings, a two-story log cabin, double-bay horse barn, granary, chicken house, cattle barn, smoke house and of course many fences.  Every garden was fenced.

Rare breed of pigs originally from England still live at the 1889 Farm originally owned by the Ryan family and was located between Henderson and Green Isle in Sibley County, Minnesota.

BEWARE of In Coming, Flying Beasts.

Back in those days, they took many precautions to keep their chickens safe!  
The roping insured that vultures and other chicken eating creatures couldn't snatch the farmer's chickens.

The padlock serves to keep today's mischievous intruders away as well.

Sturdy is as timber creates!

Of course every farm had their own Herb garden right? 
 I just wonder if they put signs up like this one?

Seems around Murphy's Landing nearly every house
in town owns a white picket fence.

At the Local General Store- also served as Post Office and gathering place for visiting and perhaps a game of checkers.

Locally made rails 15 cents lb. and Many types of Barb Wire were often on sale.

Random city garden and picket fencing.

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer,
A man who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman,
A man who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist!"
-St. Francis of Assisi


Frank said...

I never knew there were so many types of barbed wire!

Karen S. said...

Also fun, if you ever get to Minnesota in the winter, (Ha! Ha!) is to check this out.

Karen S. said...

Frank Hello! Yes, and that's just half of their supply. The full shot of all the styles of Barb Wire didn't come out as well. It's totally amazing how many kinds there were for sale.

TexWisGirl said...

love this heritage place! very cool! i really liked the barbed wire display!!!

thanks, karen!

Pat said...

Looks like a great place to visit. I like all the different fences you show. The barbed wire display is interesting.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool place! I love all the fence scenes and the cute pigs.. Have a great evening and weekend!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - such a beautiful area! These old farms and villages are so fun to stroll around!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you were busy putting this collection together


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If I had a farm, my herb garden would definitely have a sign that said, "HERBS." And my pond would have a sign that said, "FROGS."

Fun pics, Karen!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The pig pen fence gets my vote. Neat! Thank you for visiting my GOOD HORSE FENCE.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, you have all sorts of fences to share. i love the piggies. what cuties. ( :

Margaret Adamson said...

What a wide variety of fences but my favorite is the pig one.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh I really enjoyed 19th Century Field Trip with you along with knowing some history and varieties of fences♡♡♡ Yes, many types of barbed wire surprised me as well :-)

ps. Thank you very much for your kind and words, Karen.

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

Happyone said...

Wow you have lots of really cool fence pictures. I love the old ones made out of the trees trunks.

DeniseinVA said...

This must have been a great place to visit Karen, your photos are wonderful! Love the piggies and I do love your photos :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm amazed there are so many kinds of barbed wire fencing! I think I need to pay better attention.

Brian King said...

What a great place! This is something I'd enjoy seeing.

Cloudia said...

Them pioneers was sumthin!
Them pigs looked interesting, historically accurate.
and all those barbed wire candidates!

You give good blog post, K!

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= <3

BumbleVee said...

look at all the different types of wire! thanks for the trip....

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Super cool place!

luvlinens said...

Loved the field trip. I have been to similar sites. They are very interesting to see. Oh! I can smell those piggies from here.

Kathe W. said...

the netting would keep out flying beasts, but here it would not deter the bears, lions and raccoons oh my.
What a great post- loved it!

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