Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stone Walls





In the old days,  just about every New England farm and homestead had stone walls around them.




It must have taken hundreds of hours to build the walls and they often stretched over long distances.



However, materials were free and there may have been plenty of time without t.v., computers, iPads and other modern distractions.




The stone walls seen in this post are at the top of Mt. Greylock in Western Massachusetts.


They are nice to look at as well as sit on!

DO YOU HAVE STONE WALLS ON YOUR PROPERTY?

11 comments:

diane.stetson said...

I do not have stone walls on my property but when I was in Ireland all the farms and many many homes were surrounded by a stone gate or wall. It was just awesome to look at them.

Lucy said...

Beautiful!! No, but we sure have enough in our fields that we could!!

Bookie said...

I always associate rock walls with Robert Frost! Kansas has some limestone fences but they are quite different from New England's rock walls.

Chatty Crone said...

We do have a little stone wall - believe it or not. I will have to take a picture for you! sandie

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful stone walls :) We have a stone wall around this apartment complex mainly to shut out some of the traffic noise, and inside is a beautiful garden.

Linda O'Connell said...

I love the natural stone walls. Now everybody has those decorative block walls surrounding their bushes and fronts of homes.

Retired English Teacher said...

I love those old stone walls. We do have stone wall, but it is nothing like these.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Not here but in the older parts of town you can see some.

JoKnows said...

No stone walls over here! I love them, but materials are definitely not free! We are right now having our front path and driveway re-done. I would have loved cobblestone, but it wasn't in the budget!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: indeed, I have in my house in stone stairs to my house. I have also stone on the facade of my house. We continue in contact

Dee said...

You live in a beautiful state rich with history and beauty and lots of charm :)

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