Fenced In

The word fence is short for defens - or defence .  Back as far as history can recall, the British used to call them fens.  Obviously fences have been in use since people became articulate enough to realise that some sort of boundary construction was needed to protect themselves from unwanted intruders. Protection from animals and in deed from their fellow man, as it seems that man has always been very territorial and even today, they will go to great lengths to let other humans know that a particular parcel of land belongs to the fence builder and the line is not to be crossed. Very … [Read more...]