Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hodgepodge Fencery

I've got fence photos coming out of my ears. Time to shake out a few oddballs and dump them into one post.
This place is well-maintained and loved. The owners have been steadily improving the place since they bought it a few years ago, adding barns, fencing, riding arena, etc. Of course I didn't take photos of all that as I'm just interested in showing you their ranch gate. :)

This fence is in serious need of a paint job. From the looks of the double pipe and sucker rod fencing, this used to be a horse farm, but I don't think it serves as such any longer.
Here's a look down one of our own fence lines from earlier this summer when we had our hay field baled.
Another of our fence lines - a few horse corral panels we used to extend the fencing down into the pond to keep errant horses from moseying around and up into the front yard any old time they feel like it (Zim!) Depending on the water level, you either see a lot of rust or don't see the fence at all. But it acts as a great perch for the water birds, in this case, a green heron.
If you've got a plain stock gate, what better way to dress it up than to show your pride in this great state.
Linking to Friday's Fences

125 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Each fence has it own character !

RoeH said...

I love the Texas sign! I'd do the same thing. If I had a ranch gate, that is. Or a ranch. *sigh*

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Pretty nice hodgepodge Tex! Love the top shot and your fence.. :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Very hodgepodgey indeed! I have a certain fondness for board fences and gates...perhaps because I used to help my grandfather build them?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All great pics! Love the shot with the hay bales:@)

Elizabeth Edwards said...

love the hay bale shot & the texas state fence shot. great views!! & who does not love the name "hodgepodge"? (:

Łucja-Maria said...

Tex!
I am enchanted Ranch!
Fantastic buildings and beautiful fence.
Your photos are wonderful!
Lucja

bailey-road.com said...

That's a lovely shot of your fenced hay field under the pretty blue sky.

Cloudy said...

Ein Blog zeigt vieles was auf der Welt geschieht,
wie man hier in Deinem schönen Blog auch sieht.

Lieben Gruß und sonnigen Tag
CL

Linda said...

I surely couldn't pick a favorite! I love the different styles...I really do like that long view of your fence though...and the gate with the state of Texas on it!

MarmePurl said...

Such character in each. Oh the stories they hold.

Beth said...

I love the photos. They are all great!

georgettesullins said...

haha--nice closing rhyme! :)

Roan said...

I like them all, but especially the one with the green heron perched on it. ;) Okay, so enjoyed seeing the State of Texas, too. Made me a little homesick.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Looks like a beautiful and well taken care of ranch.
Costas

Daryl said...

Since they are all fences, i dont think it really a hodgepodge and i hope your ears are now less full ;)

Millie said...

I am always amazed by and love the variety of fence you share. I just love your new wooden fence!

Gail said...

Even without paint, I would love to have that welded fencing. would take a big tree limb to hurt that one. That seems to be all we do,patrol the fences looking for limbs and places deer have knocked down.

Great pictures.

Molly The Wally said...

We love the Texas views. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Janey and Co. said...

I am a fan of those big round hay bales...and I think I have only seen gray herons? Nice work..

Madge Bloom said...

That's some pretty substantial fencing!

Sandra said...

i looked up el alto and it means high. it looks like they love it. i like your wood fence. and the pond fence is better than when you had to put the orange fence up. looks like you do have some water now. i know the birds love it. bring on the fences. i only see city fences.

DJan said...

Very interesting and varied fences. I especially like the rusty ones. Such character! :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Hello,neat to see the different fences, your wood one looks wonderful. Love seeing pictures from the Big State of Texes, so so far away from me. Blessings Francine.

Dianne said...

I love to hear of a spot that is being loved and cared for

I kinda like rusty fences

Kerri said...

Cool fences! And a great perch :)

Ginger said...

Love all of your fence postings! They always make me wish I were there...even if they are rusted or run down looking places...so peaceful.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

These are great shots T, not hodgepodge :) Love that last one.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like the bird on your fence!

S. J. Qualls said...

Good Morning, T!

I like that simple, clean white one. I would venture it's new or newly cared for. Shows pride.

parker said...

No two alike. Everybody has their own way to claim their piece of dirt!

Jan n Jer said...

Nice collection of fences...love the rusty ones!

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh, you have hey field!; I enjoyed the different fences and lovely idea of state sign♡♡♡
After I knew pictures of fences through your blog, I am watching Japanese fences here, haha.

Jo's World said...

Looks like every Texan fences in their acreage. Smart move, I'd say!

Jo

MTWaggin said...

That second one is really cool but your pond fence is my fave! :)

Susan said...

Awesome photos!

Terri Buster said...

Great shots- I like that state sign...but of course it would have to be a red razorback! :)

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

some great fences.
looks like you had a good hay season!
still summer here..so hot and dry.
My fence has been fixed. Most of our fences around here are the same.
Nice photos
val

Red said...

So each gate , each fence is as different as the individuals who make them. They certainly are interesting.

Red said...

So each gate , each fence is as different as the individuals who make them. They certainly are interesting.

rainfield61 said...

I never know fences can tell story too.

Patty Woodland said...

Lucky heron. We had a great blue at the top of a huge bull pine this morning. They just look so odd rooting on treetops.

Farm Girl said...

I like your gate. I would have one of those too. It would be so nice to get to drive down a road like that to my house. I bet you enjoy the quiet.
I did the post about the raccoon. It didn't turn out to sad. :)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Thanks again for sharing, I took my camera to take a picture of 2 matching gates last week and then realized I past them ... didn't turn around and go back.

Pearl said...

Look at all that space!!

Pearl

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Uniquely Texas!! I think it's great that people personalize their gates.

Kathy said...

Since I'm a Texan, naturally I just love the Texas gate!

Gillian Olson said...

Quite a variety of fences, I like the green heron "decoration" on yours. :)

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful fence you show - I like them all.
Hanne Bente

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Nice variety this morning. I think that Texas sign dresses that last gate up quite nicely.

Kerry said...

I am always amazed at the variety of gates you come up with. There are just so many of them in rural Texas! Can't let the cattle get out!

Candy C. said...

I like the hodgepodge and I especially like the shot down your wooden fence line! :)

sharon said...

The last one says it all! :)

Eyeliquor said...

I like the pic of your hay field!

Cher' Shots said...

Who would have thought that one subject matter could be so interesting! I love fences and gates.
'love & hugs from afar'

ladyfi said...

Great look at the different kind of fences. The shot with the hay bales is wonderful -- great composition.

Sally said...

These are great! I guess I didn't know that ya'll grew hay, but that's great!

xoxo

Sally said...

grow hay? LOL

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

You show some great gates. Love the patriotic one with the state's emblem!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Marie said...

Some great fences! Loved the one with the hay bales. I also loved seeing the fence gate you use at the pond with the green heron on it. I'm not doing Fridays Fences this week even though I have lots of fences yet to post as well. Decided to do Skywatch Friday and then Camera Critters. I'll be posting one tonight and the other tomorrow night.

Icy BC said...

These are beautiful different fences!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

You have a wonderful collection. Perhaps you need to make a book. My fave is the hay and fence.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great hodgepodge of fences. I also like the views through, on, and beside them!

Bernadine said...

My first thought: Wow! Those are some very large properties! I guess that's just Texas! :-) I really liked your fence, the natural wood with the hay bales in the background. Very nice. I think your own property must be a haven for birds too. You have the most interesting variety... all beautiful.

manolo said...

Muy bueno este reportaje fotográfico.

Me ha gustado mucho, te felicito.

Saludos, manolo (Sevilla.- España)
marinosinbarco.blogspot.com

Ms. A said...

Sure wish I'd had someone to mow my hayfield, before it went to crap. It used to be so beautiful. That's the drawback to having out of state property, that you can't get to.

Is your fence at the pond usually under water?

Gunnar H. said...

I like the different elements and combinations of elements in the third picture!

Tammy said...

Great shot of the Greenie! Love the shot of the baled hay!!

Lois Evensen said...

Fences make for good neighbors, don't they. I like the baled hay shot, too. :)

Julie G. said...

Great variety of fences! I really like your fences (hay bales and green heron shots). All wonderful!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Im not sitting on the fence.......i like your photo's





peter

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Different fence types. Nice.

Bob Bushell said...

What is it doing, when there is a lot of work in painting fence, phew, it's heart breaking...........

Rose said...

Always love seeing the fences you show...

Hilda R.B said...

Cool fences!
Wish you a great weekend.
From Hilda

Dianna said...

I kind of like the old one in need of paint.... I, on the other hand, am almost out of fence pictures. YIKES!

Ellie said...

There certainly is a very varied type of fence over there in Texas. :)

Brita said...

You have so many different images, with different motives. I smile when I see your bales, as the whole world. Fascinated by all the beautiful birds in your surroundings / Brita

Margie said...

I love seeing baled hay in fields. It always makes me want to photograph it. Something serene about it.

Elna said...

That was a lot of interesting fences. I'm your newest follower *smile*.

Hugs

Tammy said...

Of course, my favorite is the one with the heron ;)

barbara l. hale said...

I always enjoy looking at your Texas fences and gates!

Rohrerbot said...

What a great catch of the Green Heron!:)

Fábio Martins said...

Another good day :)

Michelle said...

Love the hay bale shot...and of course the green heron. Thanks for including the name...I saw one the other day and didn't know what it was.

NatureFootstep said...

nice fences. I love the kind of gates you have over there. They are very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Randy said...

Nice set of fences.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I always love seeing the fences and gates and am always curious about what they're keeping inside! :-)

Carletta said...

I like the double row of fencing and all all those red roofs. The rusty look is ok with me. :)
The owner of the last one isn't afraid to show how proud - I like that.

Barbara said...

You have the coolest gates around you. I keep an eye open for good ones now, thanks to you, but rarely see one!

SweetMarie said...

I do like them all, but especially your fence line with the hay. :) The first photo looks like a beautiful place and gotta love the last photo!

Catherine said...

I saw lots of cool fences durin gour travels in Montana and thought of you!! :)
xo Catherine

Montanagirl said...

Ah, love these (as always). That Green Heron adds his own special touch! I like that Red White and Blue Texas sign.

SandyCarlson said...

These are great. I love that flag on the gate.

Jill said...

Love your fences the best!

Cheryl said...

Fun shots, Theresa. I like your fences best of all.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I love that last one with the Texas flag! Love them all though!

Maple Lane said...

I always love your fence/gate posts. I think it was Kathy's blog that I just visited and she was waiting on you to identify her green heron!

wayside wanderer said...

Love that heron.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I love that horse and then the even smaller horse on the gate! Quite charming...

Chatty Crone said...

Now, that is a ranch!!!!!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the green heron perched on your fence! That's my favorite today.

Cloudia said...

That green heron just struck my eye!
Your part of Texas just draws me in, and the gates and fences are really interesting in a practical way that is new to us city folk. Thanks!


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Rita said...

I really like your wood fence and the rusty bird perch fence. ;)

LittleThingsOfLife said...

I always enjoy your fence "posts"!! =)

Lynne said...

Liked your hodgepodge of fences . . .

Pat Tillett said...

Nice! So much character in these things.

Brian King said...

"High Ranch"? Just curious why they call it Rancho El Alto. Love the shot down the fence line with the hay! And the red, white, and blue Texas is very cool!

BlueShell said...

Oh...I do love these ranch...gates..

Yes...my post was about loosing the past and not knowing my place....anymore,....
xoxo
BShell
/Isabel.

Linda R said...

Lots of fine fences here my friend. I would hate to be the one to have to paint those fences.

Hugs~

Elaine said...

I always enjoy seeing the wonderful variety of fences you have down your way!

Elaine said...

I always enjoy seeing the wonderful variety of fences you have down your way!

Tiago Braga said...

One day i wish i can visit a place like this looks wonderful!

eileeninmd said...

First I have to say I love the Green Heron! And I always enjoy your fence and gate captures. One of my favorite shots is of the bay of hay. Well done, have a great weekend!

Jeevan said...

Great fencing with stories to cheer! I liked the first two and wooden fence of your.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i don't really mind the peeling paint on the metal fencing...kind of gives it more character...old. rough. don't get dressed up for nobody!! haha!!

why do the green herons look so blue/gray??

nice pictures theresa!!

Betty Manousos said...

some great fences here.

i always love your fence series, theresa!

xo

Paula said...

These are all great, especially the big 'ol Texas sign~ but your fence is so pretty! My hubby would love to build a fence one day with those sturdy square posts!

Tricia Hays said...

A plethora of fences, for sure! I'm lovin em, esp that last one w/ the Texas flag! =)

Nature in the Burbs said...

You sure got a variety of different fences this week! Very nice.

Sandy said...

Your hay field fence look relatively new. I love seeing those big round bales of hay :)

pattisjarrett said...

I like the plain stock gate in the last photo. I don't think I'd want the job of painting all that fencing!

Nancy Claeys said...

Really like the first one. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed your comments and photos in this post. A nice variety of fences. Pamela (Canada)

bon bon said...

all charming, although your hay and wooden fence is my fave here. :)

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