Meditation 2.18.19 - A Pen and Ink Tangle

A pen and ink doodle meditation in pink and turquoise and a blurb about hedgerows, including The Great Hedge of India
Dear Henry,

I prefer the natural look and I do not need to have a solid barrier surrounding our land, so rather than preparing to build a traditional fence, I have been researching hedges to build a hedgerow across the back part of our property.

I love the idea of a living fence, one that provides homes and food for all sorts animals (I am still working on turning my home into Snow White's cottage) and one that melds into the landscape.

I am fortunate that I don't need to try and corral livestock, so I think I can pull off a hedgerow.

During my research, I learned that the British built a hedgerow, a big one.  In order to secure their salt trade, the British East India Company planted a series of hedges for over 1,000 miles across India and into what is now Pakistan.  The hedgerow was impossible to maintain, had to be continually replanted, and was a general eyesore for about 50 years in the 19thc.  Very little trace of the hedgerow or even its true path remains.

Of course, I wasn't thinking of anything as elaborate as "The Great Hedge of India", I was thinking perhaps a small line of Flowering Quince and Holly.

xoxo a.d.


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