We are historical reenactors living in a little 240 yr. old house that has been a DIY labor of love to restore for over 17 years. We JUST got chickens for the first time---4 English buff orpingtons, and put up a coop. We have just finished building our own fence of trees we cut down, and have 'tricked out' our coop with period style hardware and 'leaded' windows to go with our old New Hampshire house. My husband thought our fence was reminiscent of the stockade fences at Plimoth Plantation, etc., and we had a piece of highly weathered 18thc. board, and a 17thc. 'Brit' flag---since we do that type of reenacting. Hubby has a degree in illustration and design, and is creative and quirky. He said the fence reminded him of an old fort...SO...what did we do???
Well, created one, of course! We made our flag pole from a tree we cut down, and hubby hand painted 'FORT ORPINGTON' in 17thc. font on the old board, which we affixed to the fence around our coop and run! We think it looks just grand with our home and the old-time lifestyle we live---(Yes, that is us in the avatar photo!)
******UPDATE MAY 2~ THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO GAVE US OVATIONS AND LEFT US GREAT COMMENTS! WE ESPECIALLY LOVED THE ONE ABOUT NEEDING A CANNON SO WE COULD SCARE THE HELL OUT OF RACOONS!!! LOL!
HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS OF OUR EFFORTS!
Edited by countryladyNH - 5/3/16 at 4:45am