I was visiting with a friend, Jackie. It was about a year ago and we got to talking about fence. I always talk about fence. She has beautiful fence for her horses. I mentioned that I was still working on cutting hedge posts to get more pasture available. "Hedge!", she said, " I wouldn't use hedge. Looks like you have a fence of STICKS!" Well, yes she is right. Not just sticks. I suppose you could say that split rail fences look like sticks.... straight, orderly, rustic sticks. Hedge on the other hand, looks more like someone's shillelagh. And a row of hedge posts takes rustic to a whole new level.
This last year I have heard Jackie's words in my head over and over. It has caused me to be reticent. But truth be told...... I have no choice. All I have is my shillelagh collection and if I can't avoid it, then I might as well celebrate it. I will have my hedge fence. I will have my hedge run in shed. I will have my hedge gates... a hedge arbor and only God knows what else.
So I started to look at some resource materials and I found that sticks can be useful.....
And my gnarly hedge trees can be beautiful.........
And I should never give up on my dream being whimsical.......
And if you can't go big, go home.
I think I could really get into this!