Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Border Fence

A part of the north by north west border of the property is marked by a very old fence pictured here and referred to here in the vernacular as a snake rail fence made of white cedar split rails. As you can see in the photo there is no shortage of eastern white cedar on either side of the fence. This is probably the easiest fence to build requiring local materials, a few tools, and no post hole digging. The land here is glacial till or hard pan in local parlance and that is made out of 60% to 80% rock. So post hole digging is not really viable.

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