Photographs Wonder Woman's Rock Fence Beneath Fox Ridge
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

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The closest thing to Wonder Woman I think Erika and I ever met is our friend named Dorothy. I will tell you more about Dorothy below, but I want to point out initially that up in these mountains Dorothy is booked months and months in advance for her skills in painting, wallpaper hanging, and landscaping. She's redecorated every room in our cottage, planted a dozen big spruce trees on our property, and built the stone edging around our pond garden shown below. In this part of the world you can hardly pass a house where Dorothy has not planted something over the years, including trees that are now towering giants.


Granite ---

New Hampshire is known as "The Granite State." The granite mountains and hills withstood eons of high wind, rain, ice, and snow. Slate ledge and other rock beneath the soil greatly complicate the digging of wells, septic tanks, and drain fields. The forests are littered with rocks of all sizes that had to be cleared away along with the trees to make farms (New Hampshire is a puny short-season farming state known more for its mountains, lakes, ponds, and forests). Frontier farmers had to lift and drag those rocks to the edges of their new fields. Often those rocks were used to make handsome fences 3-6 feet wide and about four feet high. Height and width varied with the amount of available rocks.

Recently a very wealthy Massachusetts couple that we've not yet met bought an old farm on Fox Ridge Road in the outskirts of Littleton, NH. This farm is about 15 miles from our cottage. They also purchased the entire Fox Ridge pictured below. I took the picture of Fox Ridge behind a screened window in the top floor of their new barn.


This picture shows Fox Ridge and part of the new 1,200 foot rock fence that
Dorothy and her 2014 employee Jeff were hired to build in Summer 2014.
The trees were just beginning to change color when I took this picture.

This is the upstairs of their new barn


The picture below shows Dorothy in the foreground and her helper Jeff in the background.
Note how a fence-building expert can lay a straight-sided fence from uneven rocks.


Dorothy has a masters degree in entomology, but she did not pursue a career in entomology. Aside from her years in college she spent her entire life in Littleton. Quite a few of those years she was a single mom raising two children with the help of her own mother. Meanwhile she owned the Sundial landscaping and decorating business. In addition to building stone fences she landscapes yards, cuts down trees, paints buildings inside and outside, and hangs wallpaper with expertise. The big hotels like the Mt. Washington Hotel hire her to redecorate rooms.

On her days off she hikes trails and climbs mountains in all seasons. She's climbed every major mountain in New England from each of its four sides. Dorothy hiked the entire 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail solo.  She likes to hike the hundreds of White Mountain trails and the Long Trail that runs north and south across the entire state of Vermont. In recent years she's also the care provider for her frail 95-year old mother who still lives alone in a big old house.

In addition to building a beautiful new barn, the couple that bought
the farm beneath Fox Ridge are having the old farm house gutted and rebuilt.
Dorothy is contracted to do the decorating in every new room.


The pictures below beg the question of where all the rocks for this enormous stone fence came from.
Keep in mind that this fence is about the length of four football fields placed end-to-end.
Dorothy says that most of the rocks came from excavating the slate ledge just beneath the surface
of the recently cleared land surrounding the farmhouse.

Dorothy just completed building this table rock looking across at Fox Ridge


On the way home on Fox Ridge Road I turned onto another road called Far Road leading into Littleton
Along Far Road I stopped to take pictures of an older rock fence.
The mail box appears to have been smashed by some vehicle


When I returned home Erika had another rose beside the picture of my father on my desk
All summer long she puts another of her many roses on my desk every few days
These roses have a wonderful aroma --- one of my many pleasures in life


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