Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

I wonder what TE members will think of this, it shows a modern response next to a very ancient one!

The modern response is the planting of many trees in an attempt to combat climate change.

The ancient response was a very unusual vaccary wall, to contain the cows grazing the pasture.

(Vaccaries were 13th century, small scale commercial cattle farms — the big, stone-slab walls that kept the cattle enclosed were called vaccary walls. The word comes from the mediaeval Latin vaccaria, derived from vacca, a cow.)

Vaccary walls are found in a few places round where I live but are not common elsewhere.

Another slightly different view in my workshop.

Have a good day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8867 W: 357 N: 20556] (81177)
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