New Fence for the Pond

Our new cleft wood fence has been installed to front our pond area.It has been extended to include the little bridge, so there is a nice curve visible.

Fencing to the pond Our intention was to have something that artists would be happy to include in their pictures, and the cleft wood fulfills that objective, providing opportunities for dealing with perspective and semi regular shape, as well as being a natural structure that will age in a pleasant way.

As a bonus, the oak timber actually came from Brantwood – the home of John Ruskin, which is something we are very pleased about. It is his portrait that adorns the space above the hearth in our Drawing Room, and we like to think that we uphold his values of aesthetic beauty.