Friday, 7 August 2015

Mysterious Stones, Beautiful Stones




This strangely-shaped piece of stone was found in one of the barns at Cowslip Cottage.


It feels wonderful in the hand, fits as though it was made to be used as a tool, it is about three or four inches long and weighs quite heavy, what on earth could it be?  ...answers or suggestions on a postcard!




This beautiful stone is in the grounds of another lovely cottage, it is in two parts, the top ball is a separate piece of stone, attached firmly in place by the ivy.



It is quite large, perhaps two feet high, it has been in situ for many years.   Again, I don't know what it was for...unless it was for grinding something, like corn or wheat.


Simply beautiful!



So is this one - huge and heavy,



whatever the original use, for the past forty or fifty years it has been used as a horse mounting stone.



Not for mounting this old lad, though.   
He suffered a leg injury when he was very young and has not been ridden since.




2 comments:

  1. loving the blog Felicity!.... it's nice to see the country life when i'm stuck in the big city. x

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  2. Thanks Dom. Hope we will see you at the village show this weekend. x

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