Rustic History, Fort Missoula, Montana
Split rail fences are an adaptable barrier, and early settlers in Montana’s west were all about adaptability.
Historically built where hardware was a scarce commodity, they can also be dismantled - in part or whole - if rails are later needed for other purposes.
If rails could talk - what stories they would tell -ReplyDelete
Well, there'd be one about a small blonde girl keeping obediently quiet while watching the, ummm... calf alteration proceedings - even when she fell off and was scratched by the strand of barbed wire....ReplyDelete