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March 2, 2017

NO RULES WEEKEND BLOG PARTY #224!


Before I begin the party I wanted to share a 
cool photo of a stone wall which is in the 
woods behind my home. You may think 
"why a stone wall?" or "why is it in the 
woods?" Well there is fascinating story 
behind it which you may or may not know.


I've lived in New Hampshire my entire life. 
Throughout New England are ancient stone walls 
which line many of our main roads and yards. 
You can even find stone wall out in the woods. 

These walls were placed there 250 years ago during the
colonial period. Each wall was built for different reasons. 
 Some were just tossed aside to clear a field, and some 
were placed to keep in livestock. If you'd like to read
more about these walls I found an interesting article

What interesting sites do you have where you live?
Share in the comments..I'd love to hear!

And now on to the party! Are you ready to 
find some new blogs to read? And perhaps 
gain some new followers? 

Or maybe you'd like to grow your social networks, 
or make a sale or in your Etsy shop? 

Well come join the fun :)

The party normally runs from Thursday mornings 
at 6 am US EST until 3 am US EST Monday. 

If you follow me in any way  please leave 
me a quick comment and I will follow 
you back as soon as I can :) 

If you'd like to display my party button on 
your blog, just click on the "My Buttons"  
tab on the right sidebar to access the code.

 Sharing helps direct more lovely 
bloggers to the party, which in turn means 
a chance of more traffic for all of us!

Let's party!

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36 comments:

  1. I was just talking with my oldest son about these walls. We live in New England also and have these in our woods too; there is a company that has been offering astronomical payouts to people willing to let them come in and excavate the walls; which then they wrap up in a pallet and sell as an authentic New England stone wall. Seems crazy to me that there'd be much money in that but I guess there is.

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    1. I can't believe there are actually companies will to pay money to take the walls away. I think they are priceless and wouldn't even think about allowing that. I'm going to have to Google this subject now. Thank you for linking up..have a great weekend :)

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  2. I love our woods here in New England, and here in the mid-coast area of Maine we are close to the ocean and to mountains (which would not qualify as mountains to people out west, but are very fond of them).

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    1. Hi Michele! Maine is definitely beautiful! I think it is wonderful to live near the mountains and the ocean, and Boston is pretty close as well. And I know what you're saying about the mountains not qualifying as mountains haha, but I love them too :)

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  3. That stone wall is sooo cool! It's very rare to ever find something even half old down here in FL.

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    1. Hi Lisa! But you have gorgeous beaches and nice warm weather!
      Thank you for linking up!!

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  4. That is fascinating about the rock wall. We live on an acre that is mostly woods in the back and the people that lived here before us must have been trying to replicate a wall like this. I almost thought this was a picture of my yard!
    Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.
    Patti

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    1. Hi Patricia! Thank you for stopping by and sharing!
      I wouldn't be surprised that someone would try to replicate such a wall...they can be beautiful. Happy Weekend :)

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  5. Paula - I love finding things that have a history. What a beautiful picture and I love the history of the wall. Thanks for hosting a great linkup. I just launched my very first Linkup Party today! Yay.. come join the fun and share about your linkup and other posts as well. You can find me here... Hope this is ok to post the link here. If not feel free to remove the link. Thanks and I hope to see you there. http://debbiekitterman.com/new-linkup-tune-in-thursday-1-who-is-your-god/

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    1. Hi Debbie! Thank you for the compliment and for linking up!
      I just stopped over your place and linked up with your brand new party...very exciting :)

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  6. Thank you Paula for yours 224th No Rules Weekend Party. Appreciated. Thank you for introducing the stone walls history.
    Joy

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    1. Hello Joy :) I always appreciate your visits!
      Have a great weekend :)

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  7. Your wall reminds me of my trip last summer with my daughter to Scotland, Wales and Ireland. We saw many stone walls. Beautiful! Love the feeling of the history and enduring structures through time. Although life has changed drastically since that time those ancient structures are still the same. Reminds me of the Ancient of Days, our eternal God who never changes. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Hi Gretchen! I feel the same as you do..I imagine the early settlers working on building these walls. What they may have looked like, what they were wearing. It is all very cool. Thank you for stopping by and sharing :)

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  8. I love rock walls! We have quite a few in the area of California where I live. A lot of them were built by the Chinese when they were helping to build railroads. Thank you for hosting this fun blog party. Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Vickie! That is so interesting that they were built by the Chinese! I have never heard of this before. Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend :)

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  9. Thanks for hosting. Interesting article about the rock walls. I've seen some during my travels.

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    1. Hello :) Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Old stone walls are very interesting. Happy Weekend :)

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  10. I love the rock walls in New England! We have tons of rocks on our 2 acres that we have in Utah. But, they aren't big enough to use to build walls. So, we've used them as a road base instead and to fill in an unused ditch. That isn't as picturesque as your rock walls!

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    1. That is interesting that you had rocks all around your land. I wonder where they came from?! And you put them to good use. Thank you for sharing!!

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  11. Interesting store about the stone walls! The photo is pretty! Thanks for hosting - hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Happy Weekend to you also!

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  12. I love your wall photo, what a beautiful place. I'm from Coventry in the middle of England, we have the ruins of the old cathedral bombed in the 2nd world war, a beautiful new cathedral along side with what is apparently the world's largest tapestry in it, and Lady Godiva. I don't know if she is famous through out the world or just in the UK but she was an awesome woman back in the day who rode naked through the town to protest about high taxes (or so the legend goes!)

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    1. Hi Julia! Wow...your story is certainly more fascinating than mine! If the story of Lady Godiva are true, she was a brave woman!Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  13. That is so cool. I love it. Loved reading about the history.

    Living here in the SF Bay Area, we have a lot of things. I just posted one of them. I am always finding things around here that are amazing and love sharing them.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I'm glad you liked my little piece of history! I have never been to the West Coast but definitely plan to one day! Thank you so much for linking up..Happy Weekend :)

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  14. Hi Paula,
    Thank you for hosting the party! It is my first time here checking everything out. I actually also live in New England, CT, specifically. I love all the stone walls, so pretty and unique to me ( I grew up in Indiana). Anyways, I love your site so much I subscribed to your newsletter and am following you on fb and pinterest. Looking forward to all the link up parties in the future and all your great blog work. Thanks again so much!

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for the compliment! I'm so happy you found me and decided to link up. Thank you also for the follows. Seems we only live a few hours apart! It's nice to "meet" a fellow New Englander :)

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  15. I love the story about the stone walls. I am a history lover so that kind of story always interests me. Something you might see in the part of Ohio where I live (NE) is a "gob pile". Coal mines used to be quite plentiful in this area and when the coal was being mined, there was also gravel and other assorted rocks or debris that were hauled out and heaped up in what is known as a "gob pile". The mines closed but these piles remained. Since I grew up here, I recall when they were much higher than they are now. Time and weather has slowly been wearing them down, but if you know about them and know where to look you can still observe what is left when the mines were busy in the 1800's and coal was shipped on the Ohio and Erie Canal that is located not far from here.

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    1. Hi Pam! Your story about the "gob piles" is one I have never heard before! That's sad that the weather is wearing them down though. I bet you can look at these piles and imagine the miners working to haul these rocks out and separating them from the coal. Very interesting story!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  16. wow what a great link up thanks for hosting!

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    1. Hello Harmony! Thank you so much for stopping by and for the compliment! Also I love your name :)

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  17. I love rocks and used to enjoy walking on them through small streams. Your story about rock walls is interesting, I have seen aerials of rock walls that dont make sense where some are only 100 ft apart. Thanks for sharing!
    And thank you for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl to linkup this week!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. That is interesting Karren! The walls you saw with an aerial view must have had some purpose! One we probably will never know. Thank you for stopping by and linking up :)

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  18. Paula, thanks so much for hosting your fabulous link up every week and thanks for joining my Link Up On the Edge!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. You're welcome Shelbee! Thank you also :))

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