Friday, June 20, 2014

Trimming Grass and Weeds Around Old New England Property (Antique) Granite Landscape Fixtures - Part Five - "A Rube Upon a Property"

Trimming Grass and Weeds Around
An Old New England Property
(Antique) Granite Landscape Fixtures

Part Five

"A Rube Upon a Property"

            The... ah... ‘The Corruption’... wins... and I grow up from the pig pen (Part Four) to be but
            A rube**** upon
            An old New England property now remembering that
            The topic of ‘granite landscape fixtures’ on ‘old New England property’ has been
            Wordlessly assumed
            To mean
            ‘granite landscape fixtures’

            Did I ‘forget’ to serve notice?
            If (your) cast cement is still a ‘my garden’ “THAT”
            I locate to be ‘hooked back’ to that the OTHER path
            Titled “NICE” (Part Four again) and
            I, too... am now hidden away from
            This dirty
            Path... of “The Corruption”
            So followed by “They”
            “It’s beautiful” (their landscape).
            And their “My Garden”.

            When I was thirty years ago... or a little longer (?)... I question marked one sweaty day... while carrying a chirping chain saw... over to a ‘next cut’ in the ‘woods’ on ‘property... a ‘WHAT IS, huh, THAT (“pile”) of ROCKS there, huh’... (a cone of two feet high with a two and one half foot base diameter with a four or five inch ‘hole’ at the center top that went down-in fist to elbow deep... wet... dark... moss growing THERE... “huh”.
            TWO months later ‘nearby’ I
            Another ‘such’.  Too.
            And again ‘another such’ again... later ...too... so I;
            A rube with chirping chain saw that day too... stopped
            And ‘shut off the’
            And looked
            At all of them (these ‘piles of rocks’) and ‘any more?’

            So I figured it out by being a rube... in the woods... upon an old New England property.  The rock piles didn’t go ‘straight’ ...but they did... ‘follow the land’ “huh” from “THERE” to “....THERE” I sweaty SAID out loud to
            THEM and
            They just curved off around the BOTTOM of that ‘ledge’  WHERE, TOO. I
            “More” “ROCK” “PILED “there”
            “By someone?”

            “So those are... so... sort of... LIKE the “THOSE” that are
            “PILED” rocks
            ACRES away (“below”) on too; my Old New England... PROPERTY...:
            “THE (chain) SAW IS OFF SO LET US... walk down THERE.”
            “HERE... that natural notch.. THROUGH the LAND from the (OLD) down THERE (“below”)...
            SO HERE... comes up from DOWN THERE by
            Following that LAND back DOWN THERE (it is not straight and square... this land)
            “OH... YOU”;
            A RUBE upon the PROPERTY of an Old New England
            The bugs were bad that day... too.
            BUT I (EYE)
            Figured it out.

            What I figured out was the pathway of pasture from the FAR PASTURE ‘originally’ “along the WATER” (salt water river ‘up from’ the Atlantic Ocean) and
            ACROSS THE POND (of fresh water) that...
            I could see NOW to FIGURE...
            Went around the steep ledge to “COME UP PAST”
            “The Spring” and then
            “CROSS” to this ...second... natural notch “THROUGH” the upper ledge crest
            To reach
            The then “NEW” pasture... in the sun... below the cranberry bog... WITH the old (small colonial farm) granite quarry... there TOO... ‘off to its (the notch’s) right... TOO... so
            These piles of rocks
            Held fence posts
            To do ‘this’ (cross the notch to the pastures) and
            “Were made” by... a man... of men...
            Two hundred and fifty years ago (1740-50) “about”.

            I understood there, then (back the thirty plus years) that I
            Already had an understanding that the colonial settlement of this (my)
            Old New England property... had (did have) THREE settlements by... English... men... after the Native American population... so I COULD already understand that the rock piles ‘below’ upon the ‘first pasture’ by “THE SEA” had been a ‘shelter there too’ ...but not a ‘cabin’... with that lasting until that was ‘burned out’ by the NA (Native Americans).  Then they (English men)
            Returned to be a ‘second’ after the first (1640-1676) of a be THEN a ‘second’ this time upon the ‘first’ (shelter site) to PROBABLY be this time a (dirt floor) “CABIN” ‘down there’ with a concise ‘up from the water’ AND a ‘field’ (probably NA made and kept [tended]) over to the pond-stream and “UP TO” the spring right ABOVE the (logical site of the) “CABIN” to
            Have this ‘abandoned’ at least and probably burned ‘again’ TOO (1700-1725) but... possibly... not... so... to still be the “THERE” with the rotting bark roof ‘fallen in’ but
            It does not matter (all that) for
            By 1725 the ‘coast was clear’ of NA so titled thereafter “SAFE FOR SETTLEMENT”.  Almost clear*****.

            From, then... the dirt floor cabin habitation BASE of SETTLEMENT... the EYE of settlement would look ‘across’ the field (old pasture) to the pond-stream to ‘come back to’ the SPRING on the ‘a break there’ ‘notch’ through the first ...granite ledge... so
            IF one were ‘up above’ the spring and “crested” onto this notch’s flat sun warmed top... even mid January the snow ‘melts clear’ there ALWAYS... and... the ground being littered with “everywhere” ‘clam shells’ right there too at this cresting of this notch above the spring where the ‘first barn’ was built FIRST “back” from the first HOUSE that was ‘built up further’ to catch even MORE sunlight.  All year ‘round’.
            That house was ‘started’ a ‘built’ at 1740-1750 but ‘traveled’ to completion for as long as 1790 “due to (‘building’) conditions” BUT
            Did have the four foot square chimney “built first” using the BRICKS made from the clay that was ‘across and over’ from ‘below’ the SECOND “new” pasture TOWARD the ‘over there’ that (same date) IS made ALL of that same brick.

            So the rock pile fence post holders went to the SUNRISE pasture that too... is ‘upper corner bare’ in January and ...across that was that brick house property and the
            ...Cellar hole... BELOW that pasture is of a “THAT” settlement property... there too:

            So I, a rube upon my old New England property had to
            Begin again to
            Study all of the rocks that are found to be (antique) granite landscape fixtures...
            On an old New England property
            Very carefully
            And not being a rube
            About this
            Lifetime long study... of rocks that are (antique granite)
            Landscape fixtures
            “PUT THERE” a quarter of a millennium ago.
            By someone
            “Who knew what they were doing”.

***** :  The last Englishman killed and scalped was three miles ‘up the river’ from I on July 24th, 1751.  The last Native American killed and scalped was three TENTHS of a mile from I ‘before’ 1759 (circa, probably, 1751 too) .

**** An awkward, rustic, unsophisticated, uneducated, naïve and-or inexperienced person (usually) from the country.

1 comment:

  1. The time lapsed, to see, think and feel (the terrain) was involved. Note that the chainsaw was turned off, stopping that distraction for the moment of realization. Granite opens stories for us, whether they be true or imagined, or a bit of both.