Friday, December 16, 2011

Put a Fence in Front of It 7





 I love these 2 shots as it brings up the question, just how many lines of fence can you squeeze into one photograph?

Almost impossible to tell, but there's actually 2 paint horses standing together here.

Our 3 half-assed neighbors, the mini-mules

"Say, what?!"
I pulled into the ditch to snap this fabulous bull from inside my car.

He became quite agitated at my presence, and began posturing and blowing his bull snorts.

I decided not to test the strength of that fence and vamoosed.
Linking to Friday's Fences

96 comments:

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

The bull... yeah, he looks a bit feisty. All those red fence-lines... beautiful. Love these 'put a fence in front of it posts'!

Buttons said...

Oh to heck with GB I had to comment I love this group of shots, very farmy :) Stay away from the bull I see how he is eyeing you you never know what they are thinking.:) B

Sarah (Nikki) said...

great shots....how many lines in that fence...☺ and it's a good thing you didn't try to test that last fence..

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Interesting photos! I love the simple little fence in the 3rd picture. And I don't blame you for not sticking around after that bull began snorting...scary!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

a great assortment of fences. Did you have your red top on when taking the bull pics I wonder? Good idea to vamoose when you did I think

Kathy said...

There's a lot going on here! That's one studly bull.

Lynne said...

Love the lines, shapes, colors too . . . The stick/pole fence/gate looks like it has weathered many a year. Your photo stories always grab me in to ENJOY . . .
Merry Christmas . . .

Melodie said...

Ok..I am laughing at the mini mules and asking why would any one make a mini mule!?!?!?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Okay, his fence was starting to look a little wimpy for his size! LOL! Great shots! blessings ~ tanna

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Some really cool variation in the fences! The bull is awesome, too...from a distance!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That bull is a monster -- hope that fence was electrified? :)

lisa said...

Now that is one big bull!!

Sandra said...

so much here today, i am having trouble picking a favorite or two. I love cows, I love horses and fences and you have so much of each. the bull made me smile, and like you i like the lots of fences in one shot. I just made my decision. My favorite today is the one with half the picture the old wooden fence. i really like that wooden fence a lot. almost forgot those big gorgeous TREES

Gone Country said...

What a great looking bull! Smart move to vamoose!

Did you actually count how many fences those two shots had? That was a lot of fencing!

The Nature Jotter said...

beautiful! Your blog looks like a weekend in coutry! :) compliments by italy, you have a new follower! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's a beautiful buckskin in the first shot!

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...lol...we have those places in Maine..eye sores we call them. Most communities make them put up high wood slat fences to cover them!!
Great shots!!
Grace

Judy said...

That is one big bull there :)

Rita said...

Especially like the twiggy looking fence and the red fence...but that fence in front of the black bull just doesn't look strong enough to keep him in if he got angry. I'd be gone like a flash if he snorted at me! ;)

Roan said...

Nice series. I like the multiple fence shots. I'm thinking you made the right choice in getting out while the getting was good. That fence compared to that bull looks to me like a win for the bull.

Jill said...

LOL at the half assed neighbors!

Great shot of the multiple fence lines.

I would NOT mess with that bull!

Clint said...

Man, that's a lotta bull.

Mamabug said...

These are great! Love that beautiful black bull the best!

KAT said...

OK... so I am the put a bird on it loon-y and your the put a fence on it expert...see how I was being nice with my word choices ? I love your photography really !the fences are interesting

- KAT-

parker said...

Quite a group of fences. Horse pics #5 and #6 with all the fenced pens had me humming 'don't fence me in' ! Nice photos one and all!

ellen abbott said...

third picture down on the right...my kinda fence.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

He's a HAAS of a bull! YiKeS!

I forgot the title "Put a Fence in Front of It" - Dangit! I'll pick it back up next Friday LoL!

LOVE the 'stringbean' fence in the 3rd shot, esp w/ the flowers at the base! =)

latebloomerbuds said...

You make me smile T, and that's no bull! Margie

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like that stick fence. Now me being adventurous and all (re: stupid) would have got out of the car to get close-up shots of the bull.

bailey-road.com said...

Ooh, so many good things to see here! I love the woven stick fence, the buckskin and paint horses, the mini mules and that cool bull!
Everything looks green and beautiful too!

wayside wanderer said...

The stick fence is my favorite~! I want a fence like that.

Liz said...

Great fences. I especially like the many red ones!
I have yet to link up but it's early morning here and I must get to bed.
Have a great weekend :)

Montanagirl said...

I'm with you - I'd have vamoosed out of there too! Nice shots.

barbara l. hale said...

You have to take the prize for most fences in one photo. I have to say that those three mini-asses are way cute.

Woody said...

I wouldn't want to mess with that bull either, dude needs a Valium or three.

I like the variety of fences, the makeshift ones are always the most interesting.

Loved your comment on Zephyr. I was with my wife when she purchased the dress, my objections went unheeded.

Mom of M&Ms said...

half assed... ROFL

Furry Bottoms said...

I would have vamoosed too!!

I counted, the most lines you got in your pictures of a fence were 6 lines! Way to go!

I almost said Hi Gem! But then I realized that wasn't Gem. Haven't seen her in awhile!

wildcatsthree said...

I loved the one of the horse with all the lines of fencing behind him too. And the last one especially of the bull, giving you the stink eye. Great shots

Martha Z said...

You show us just a lot of ways to build a fence.
I agree, I'm not sure that fence would contain that big guy if he wanted out.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

haha, i'm chuckling at nancy's comment.
oh man, that bull is really big.

Flora said...

I like the stick fence!

Shrinky said...

A very wise choice, methinks!

Am I the only one who had to do a double-take, looking at the third photo down? I thought at first you'd gone all Damien Hurst on us, impaling a cow for your art.. (blush)

Shrinky said...

Oops, meant to type "horse" - sorry!

Farm Girl said...

Such lovely pictures of things. I love those fences. I also enjoy seeing the horses and the cattle.
Very fun.

Fjällripan said...

Wow, the bull is really impressive! And the mini-mules are to cute :)

Pricilla said...

That is a lot of bull

Susan said...

Oh I love all the shots! The colors are awesome, and the horses beautiful. That bull, well, I would have vamoosed too! Love these Theresa!

Sylvia K said...

Always love your fences and I'm always amazed at how many you find! I think I would want several of them between me and Sir Bull! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful fences, but, there's a horse or two or even three. And, what about the big Bull, he is an angel, lol.

heyBJK said...

LOL! I'd say you managed to get quite a few fence rows in those couple of shots! I can't believe you were worried that stout fence wouldn't hold that bull in. ;-)

Karen said...

Hahaha, half-assed mules...too funny. Great shots!

pattisjarrett said...

Wise woman, that looks like a whole lotta bull for that fence! The mini-mules are cute! And I don't know, but I'd say you probably won--getting quite a large number of fence rows. I love the vegetation in the first two pictures, so unusual from anything I've ever seen, but I like the look of it.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
And the bull, he's scary!
Have a great weekend.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images to see.. You have such a variety of fences to share. My local countryside has lovely hedgerows to contain the wildstock and they provide cover for birds to nest in and corridors for small mammals. Thousands of miles of hedges have been ripped out to make fields larger for arable farming and one of the reasons some of our commonest birds are declining..
Sorry for the long comment..
i hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! The "half assed" joke was corny but good! You are pretty darn funny! I don't know how many lines you can fit in a photo, but that sure is a lot of lines!

Margaret said...

Oh my.... that teeny tiny wire the only thing between you and that bull? This would have been fun to watch.. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That little fence made that bull look big....

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shots...that bull looks soooo mean!

Texan said...

Here a fence, there a fence everywhere a fence, fence. :O)

Annette said...

Beautiful shots -- and they all look so clean!

Sonya Heilmann said...

Great shots - those are beautiful animals. My daughter and I especially love the horses. And I'm laughing at the "half-assed" description of the mini-mules! Haha, I guess technically, they ARE!

Ellie said...

Great shots of lots of lovely animals, the mini mules look so cute the bull not so much lol.

Paula said...

John just walked in as I was looking at your picture of the black bull. He ask if that was his bull. Nope but it sure looks like him but his is very tame. John raised him from a baby. Nice fence pictures.

Giga said...

Lepiej żeby byk nie próbował wytrzymałości ogrodzenia :-). Pozdrawiam

SweetMarie said...

These are all fabulous photos! The animals, the land, trees and the fences are all gorgeous.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Yea, let's not mess with the bull! It's nice to see a little color on the ground-Happy Weekend:@)

Michaele said...

Excellent collection. The bull looks like he is giving you the 'stink-eye' in that last shot. Hope your truck wasn't red.

Clytie said...

I completely enjoyed these fences - and the critters they keep in! Awesome!!!

Pam said...

That's a lot of Bull behind.. the fence.. pardon the expression :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Challenge for you, can you photograph a cow with an intelligent expression on it's face, rather than 'huh', or 'wot' as i adore cows but they just seem so vacant.
Loving the red fence, looks fantastic, love Posie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That black guy looks very serious. I think it was a good idea to leave him alone.

Debbie said...

i LOVE to see you being adventurous....wasn't it fun??

that's my style...now maybe it's yours!!

your pictures are AWESOME, i wish i lived on a farm!!

edenhills said...

I love the bull~big and handsome. I certainly wouldn't want to test the strength of the fence either.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know about you - but I would not be going to close to that BIG BULL! Sandie

Genie said...

All of these pictures are so pretty. Since I have never been around horses or horse farms, your shots are a real treat for my eyes. Now to the bull...you hung around a heck of a lot longer than I would have. I would have been afraid he would come right thru that fencing. Scary. I am a real wimp! genie

Catherine said...

That bull looks very intimidating! I'm glad you stayed in the car!
xo Catherine

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Yay! Love the fence series! :) Sure looks beautiful down there in your neck of the woods.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Good you were in the car with that bull - a bull must respect people or else! But still one needs to take care around the bulls. Great fence pictures! I love that woven stick fence! Have a great weekend!

Randy said...

These are great. I love the donkey shot.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The bull photos made me think of a cap that my dad used to wear. It said, "My cow died and I don't need your bull". LOL!

Marvin said...

A fence for all critter. Great photo series.

SquirrelQueen said...

That fence would probably have held but I wouldn't have wanted to test it either, he's a big boy. Love all those fences.

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Mike said...

All those orange fences with the white-faced sorrel look like the makings of a stockyard.
And the Angus bull...a Hardee's burger.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series, I love the paint horses and wow that bull looks mean. Great photos, I hope you have a great weekend.

Candy C. said...

I'm with Melodie, what is the point of a mini mule?
That sure is a good looking bull, I would have definitely stayed in the car myself!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

of course I love the third fence. I guess odd balls are attractedt o odd ball fences ;) That bull is pretty amazing. I can't believe you didn't trust that flimsy ol rusty page wire fence ;)

Hartwood Roses said...

That is a magnificent bull ... I can see why you stopped.

Marie said...

Wonderful shots of the various farm animals, and the fences that surround them! One thing I did notice when we lived in Texas is that every square inch of ground is fenced! (I know, maybe I'm exaggerating a little! :-) ) But, I know WHY....when you own cattle, and you have to keep track of them, you build fences, and that's the way Texas was opened up as a territory! In Virginia, though, we were used to not seeing fences everywhere, and you could actually take off into the woods off the side of the road and go for a walk, and not worry about it. Same thing in Alabama. I am finding that true here, in Arizona, as well, though instead of "the woods" it's more than likely "the desert". :-) I was also fascinated, when we lived in Texas, by the metal fences. I was used to seeing wooden ones or masonry, but rarely metal (unless we're talking chainlink around someone's yard) so that was different too. I love it when you post pictures of the gates and fences and the animals behind them because it brings back some memories for me! Hope you're getting some rain, and that all is well there at Run-Around Ranch!

Faye said...

You've covered the fencelines. I agree with you about the last one and big blackie--doesn't look substantial enough to hold him back. Just can't get over the variety of fences you all use in Texas.

Southwest Arkie said...

Good decision vamoosing- that bull looks a little disturbed! Love your horse pics~

Evelyn S. said...

Now I think "put a fence in front of it" when I see a fence. ;-) I just haven't been photographing them, though. As for the bull, I'm assuming he's a Black Angus; they are so pugnacious. Years ago, I had young Angus bulls try to take me when I was on horseback. Our Herefords were much easier going.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Yikes he looks like he might test that wire strength

gowestferalwoman said...

lol you woke him up out of his dreams of Angus girls and alfalfa...


and I love the fence within a fence within a fence shot - done without mirrors! :D

Joe said...

I can tell you from experience that the woven wire fence won't hold the bull if he decides to going to the other side :).

Rose said...

I love ALL of these...

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