One day I may write a Monthly Ocracoke Newsletter article about village fences. But today I will simply quote Barbara Gainey Spencer's paragraph from her 1995 book How Do You Get to the Lighthouse:
"Fences were important when the ponies dashed wild and free up the sandy lanes. They helped themselves to any food they could find. From a garden or through the kitchen window, the aroma of dinner drew a hungry horse's nose to attention. The people fenced themselves in."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a list of a few traditional Ocracoke Island recipes. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052112.htm.