Friday, May 10, 2013

"Colonial Gate Closer", What is it?

  Do you ever get tiered of having to go behind people and shut your garden gates or are you just wanting to add a little interest to your garden? Then try a "Cannonball Gate Closer", they are traced back to Colonial times in America and may go back even further than that. We found ours in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. It makes it much easier when you came through the gate with your hands full to shut the gate. Plus not to many people know what they are so its a great conversation starter as well.

"The Redeemed Gardener"
Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."


  1. What an interesting kizmo. Sounds like a great idea though.

  2. My Garden does not have a gate but if it did I'd choose this. A bit of history to start a conversation...can't beat it! Hopping here from Creative Homemaker.

    Marie @

  3. Clint,

    I don't stop by your blog everyday, but you always teach me something I didn't know. Thanks.


    1. Stop by often, I don't always get to reply back to everyone but i try as well.

  4. Wow, hadn't seen one of these- very interesting!

    Thanks for joining us for Let's Get Social Sunday! Hope you have a great week!

    Joy @

  5. I saw one of these at Old World Wisconsin :) How clever people used to be! Thanks for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today!