Friday, October 14, 2011

Put a Fence in Front of It 4

Typical horse fencing for this area is pipe and cable or pipe and sucker rod (like the one pictured above)  We had pipe and cable at our previous place, and it had been painted white, too.  Never again.  Our front-line fence at Run*A*Round is pipe and non-climb horse mesh - left natural rust brown - no painting EVER!
A barn full of gold.  Those hay bales are worth their weight this year for anyone feeding livestock in Texas.
One more shot with just the barbed wire in front.
He's not in focus, but that's a grasshopper sitting on the post on the right.
Okay, he's distracting me, so let's just crop him out of the photo.
One more view of the grain bins because I like them and they're pretty rare here.  They remind me of the Midwest.
Okay, this is more of a photo of a fence than a fence in front of anything.

Linking to Jan's Friday's Fences

85 comments:

Giga said...

Prawdziwe ranczo i właściciele zadowoleni są :-). Pozdrawiam

Jill said...

Great shots. I really like the angle you got on the one with the grasshopper.

Bruce Clark said...

Love the wide range of fences you posted...plus it reminded me its fences friday, lol. Need to get one posted today as well.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Love your photos - as always. Funny, I've never really paid much attention to fences until you started featuring them!

A Quiet Corner said...

Fences hve always intrigued me...don't know why! That little grasshopper just wanted his fame too, you know!...:)JP

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Poor grasshopper. He just wanted his 5 minutes of fame on The Run A Round. How could you deny that? ;-)

Mom of M&Ms said...

love these shots.. the grain bins made me homesick for the midwest also!!!

Feral Female a.k.a. Vicki Locey said...

Love your images!

Desiree said...

It's always nice to visit your part of the world. It has a very distinctive beauty about it that is so different from where I live.

Ellie said...

I think that grasshopper was enjoying the same view as you.

Catherine said...

Those are a lot of fences! Love the golden fields ~ it looks like Saskatchewan....minus the trees... ha!
xo Catherine

Sharon said...

Nice pictures! I do hope you get some rain, it looks like a match could take it all away...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the angles of the grasshopper photo... I love diagonals!! Great fences and barns! blessings ~ tanna

Sandra said...

they are all beautiful, my pic for today is the last close up of the grain bins, and I LOVE that water tower, and you did get the fence in it. you have so many fences and all different with so much behind them. i have been noticing here and we have hardly any fences.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You always have great shots and today's offering is no exception! Love the one of the grain bins. You see a lot of them here in Missouri.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Friday Fences has been going for 4 weeks, now? WoW! I didn't realize that... times flying by so fast =0

Great 'fence in front of it' shots!!! =)

Woody said...

I like how you've framed the hay barn in the 2nd shot.

I used to be bothered by rust, now I whole-heartedly embrace it as a thing of beauty.

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...I love the old tower and the Wooden gate !!
Grace

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh dear. My late husband wanted our pipe fencing painted white when we had it installed. And so it was white. And now, not so much:-( It looks awful and I am NOT having it repainted. So we will wait and wait for the paint to fall off until it's all rust colored. It will take years. In the meantime, it's just an eyesore.
Any rain in sight for you?

Texan said...

All that hay! We do not have pipe fencing. Honeyman would like it.

Jan n Jer said...

Wise move not painting your fence. Rust is popular! Love all your photos. Thanks for playing and giving me the idea for this meme!I think folks like it! :)

Pricilla said...

A lot of Montana hay is heading down to Texas. Apparently we had a good growing year so folks down there are buying it all up which means we'll have shortages come spring. supply and demand rules

Amish Stories said...

Very nice images, and i always enjoy water tower pictures because most are not even needed anymore. But they are a memory to our past. Richard from Amish Stories.

Faye said...

We could take a lesson from you Texans about practical fencing--in KY, especially around horse fams, it's wooden fences painted dark brown or white--what a lot of work! Or, speaking of work, dry stone.

Saw your same valuable hay bales in Sweden wrapped in white plastic and just left in fields--looked like huge marshmallows!

Annette said...

People use a lot of pipe fencing or vinyl here. There isn't much barbed wire -- but then we don't have miles and miles of land to fence like you do.

Chatty Crone said...

Boy that fence had to cost a fortune. Loved the grasshopper too. sandie

Karen said...

Oh what a cute little grass hopper. He's brown...to blend in with the surroundings? I'd hate to have to paint fences every year! You made the smart choice. Lovely shots!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Yep, no kidding on the 'barn full of gold'! Love the shots and love natural rust too:)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Always love your fence photos. Very Texas-y. :)

Dar said...

Lovit! Fences are unfortunately, necessary, I suppose. I love your browned, rusting one. And love the grainery and the water old water tower. Have an adventurous weekend.
BlessYourHeart

Furry Bottoms said...

HELLO! Great shots like always... is that a cat in the umm... 7th picture?

I have one of those water towers near my home. Real old-like. I ought to take a picture of it!!

SweetMarie said...

Great photos! I really like the water tower and the little grasshopper! So glad to see a tiny bit of green on the ground!
Have a terrific weekend Theresa!

Donna said...

You can make a barb wire fence pretty - they really add to your shots. Well done.

Carletta said...

A wonderful series of shots!
My favorite is the fourth shot - great composition!
I also love the tower tucked in the trees.

Snapper II said...

I wonder, Don't they have to circulate the grain in those grin bins. To prevent it from catching on fire ?

Julie G. said...

So many cool fence photographs! I favor the shots of the grain bins. We see a lot of these huge structures on our drives out to the country. All the images are wonderful!

Farm Girl said...

I like those pictures of fences. Very important...fences. I like your pictures because they show lots of work has been done. Even though it is dry and brown, I am most comfortable with those colors because they look like home.

Sandy said...

I just discovered your blog from Lisa over at Two Bears Farm. Beautiful photos!

Dawn said...

Nice shots....
I love fences that don't need to be painted!

Robin said...

T, nice tour! Thanks!
Sure is dry down there! When it finally rains some, you'll have to take all those shots again, so we can see it in green

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I take it that the "never again" fence was because it required painting? I never considered the increase in the value of hay bales when in a draught condition. Makes sense. And thank you for the link of Jan's Friday's Fences. I have a note here beside me about "friday fences" for a future post but didn't know where or if such a meme existed. Probably doesn't matter anyway since I cannot find the really neat picture I took of the fenceline running off into the distance on the prairie! Grrr...

Rose said...

these are my type of photos!!!....I especially like the second one of the grain bins and the one following it with the gate!

Gillian Olson said...

Those fences make a good foreground.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Everything looks so big in Texas
compared to little old Ireland!!!


Happy weekend.

Fiona x

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, You are not kidding when you tell the information about the pricey nature of good hay in TX this year! A friend from Oklahoma tells the same story. Drought! I do like your pictures today! I especially love the picture of the water tank! Have a super day and a great day tomorrow, too!

Marvin said...

Rustic is good -- and all that hay is wonderful. Northern Arkansas is only in slightly better shape.

Barb said...

Looks like you have your share of golden fields too! I love your 'fences' theme - great shots!

Sylvia K said...

Always enjoy your fences! Wonderful to find beautiful and interesting things in the most common places once you begin looking with a camera in hand! Have a great day!

Sylvia

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I can't believe you dissed Hoppy like that. Shame Shame.

Visit #5...stand back, stand back I'm on a roll. Stand Back. Don't slow my roll. I'm on a roll!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images...they show off your landscape really well.
The wooden gate image could very easily have been taken of a lane in Cheshire..

Bob Bushell said...

They look at you, (the fences), what are you doing here, get off will you?
Oh, hell, I'll shut up.
Beautiful photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good pictures -- and glad you don't have to waste time painting. Take pictures instead, much better use of your time ;>)

EG Wow said...

Lots of barbed wire must be sold in Texas. :)

Paula said...

Yes fence painting is mighty time consuming.John wouldn't do it but then he likes making money more then making pretty. lol

Montanagirl said...

I always like fences in photos. Nice series!

Niki said...

Looks like a nice place!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Great views of the property! My grandfather's fence consisted of horizontal barbed wire and any crooked limb he could find for the verticals. It had a quaint, rustic look. Enjoy your weekend!

Abe Lincoln said...

That water tower looks like it has seen better days.

bj said...

That seems to be one hugmongus grass hopper. I've had the large ones like that jump up and hit me and...OUCH.

You know, not feeding horses and living in the middle of downtown, I never thought about how high hay might be, during such a drought. hmmm..Those water towers like that are becoming scarce....
Gosh, I'd love to come see you sometime and we could scout all the cool things around your ranch.:)

Hoping you have a great weekend...

Hound Girl said...

I hardly ever seen grain towers here. I love the water tower at the end

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...always interesting to share your part of the world with you from your wonderful photography

pattisjarrett said...

It's interesting to see the different fences and surrounding areas. Thanks for sharing.

Buttons said...

Oh I love all your fences. Great capture with the grasshopper. B

wayside wanderer said...

We have a very similar water tower in our town, but it is getting a fresh coat of paint. =D

Gone Country said...

Nice pictures! I can't help but notice how dry everything is.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the watertower photo. Gorgeous color! :)

Tracy said...

Low maitenance but still effective. Great fence shots.

SandyCarlson said...

Awesome fun there. I like that gold!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Just learned something from you....Grain bins; that's what those things I see around here are called! A couple of years back we were in a drought most of the summer and hay became expensive and hard to get. This year we've had so much rain the local farmers have put up hay 3 times!

Millie said...

Don't even start me on fences.

georgettesullins said...

Are those fence posts made of concrete? I'll have to tell my husband about those. Look pretty solid.

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Those golden hay bales reminded me to tell you my friend Carrie in Wisconsin has been organizing hay drives to Texas and Oklahoma. Might be something useful for you or your friends to know about and share. http://dairycarrie.com/2011/09/27/hay-drive-info/

Randy said...

Nice shots. I would have to go with the non-painted ones too.

heyBJK said...

Nice! They look at fences a bit differently here, especially on the horse farms. It's all plank board and it ALL gets painted. Nasty job.

I love the old water tower!

SquirrelQueen said...

I really, really like the fences. I might have to get out and find some fences around here. That old water tower is very cool.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Fences... it's all about what they keep in and what they keep out!

rainfield61 said...

You have kept the grasshopper on the right counting on us who come visiting you.

Judy said...

I love them all T...But there's just something about barb wire fences that I just love.

Candy C. said...

I wouldn't want a fence that needed painting all the time either! The grain silos do look very "midwesterny!"

Deb said...

awesome country photos....love them all..

bailey-road.com said...

Hope somebody's guarding the hay! I like the water tower shot.

Pat Tillett said...

VERY nice! Lot's to see where you are...

Roan said...

Love the old rusty water tower, and the grain bins. Nice series of fences.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

the fence is lovely as are your country photos.
i think you already know how much of a crush i have on them and your blog!

RamblingRound said...

Can't blame you about going paintless on the fence! I can appreciate all these farm fences. They can take a lot of upkeep, especially with stock that thinks they have to get on the other side.

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