1 EAGLETON NOTES: The Farming Of Fences

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Monday, 19 October 2009

The Farming Of Fences


Crofting is often described as the farming of fences.  This is part of the view from my Study window.  I can understand how the description came about!

5 comments:

  1. Farming fences is what it looks like to me. You will realize how strange this view looks to me!

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  2. Fair shares for all, be awkward getting a combine on there.
    Do they still hang hay out to dry, used to love seeing that?

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  3. Pauline. It looks strange to me and I've lived with it for 35 years! To someone from Australia and New Zealand it is incomprehensible.

    Adrian. The last time I saw that was in the Southern Isles. I haven't seen hay drying here for years. What little grass cropping there is on Lewis seems to be sileaged into those huge polythene rolls.

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  4. I think I may have come across the word before but had no proper concept of it. Interesting. And a strage view to my eye, too!

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  5. They must have read Robert Frost's, "...good fences make good neighbors..." and taken it WAY too literally!!!
    ;^)

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