One aspect of my Leap Day meander that I didn’t write about was a stop we made on the road behind Hugh Leigh’s family’s farm that is now know as deer camp. It was to show me and tell me about his Uncle Albert’s hand made wooden gate. The gate is made of cedar, a long lasting wood, and in HL’s telling is almost 100 years old.
HL said that before the advent of metal gates it was standard to make the gates for farms. Uncle Albert had about 100 of these made for his farm and this is about the last one still in use and may be the only one left in Yazoo County.
To give some perspective of how big the gate is, here is Daisy – a pretty big lab at 65 pounds – on the right side of the gate.