Fences come in all sizes and shapes. Some are store-bought, some designed by general fencing contractors, and of course some by the home handy-person.
My daughter designed and laid-out a lovely fence years ago. Together with her husband and boys they installed the fence and had many stories to tell about its construction. Her family working together not only created stories to tell but provided lasting warm family memories.
A few weeks ago I stumbled across a homemade picket fence in Madison County. Although it was different than my daughters it had the hand of the maker's "signature" on it. Its personal touch could be seen on the pickets and the picket gate. It was charming in its country setting.
I surmised that the fence had been in place a couple of years at least. Its precut pickets appeared to be from a lumber store and stood about four feet high. Unpainted, they looked weathered and aged. The gate had some blue paint applied on its upright gate posts which blended with the graying of the pickets.
One could say this is just another fence but I feel homemade anything brings life into the equation. Surely, you must have several homemade items that when viewed are more than just objects -- you may see, hear, and feel the objects almost as if they were living.