Thursday, October 23, 2014

Good Fences #31

This is the reason fence stays or braces (as in last week's fence post) are needed for barbed wire fencing. Cattle will lean through, barbs or not. As this lovely cow puts her muscle into it, you can see the T-post tilt out in the second photo. Before long, posts are pushed over, wire is stretched, misshapen or broken, and generally, the fence line is in trouble. The fence stays will help it 'stay put'.

Here's the link-up!

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
2. Link back to Run*A*Round Ranch Report in your post or use the badge code to display the Good Fences button in your post that automatically links back here.
3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.
Thank you! 

140 comments:

Brian King said...

Nice looking cow! Almost like she has a mask on!

Word verification?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gives meaning to the words "The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side".

Lynn said...

Now, I see lots of green on her side of the fence too! I believe that cow is being a piggy:@)

Sheeps Peeps said...

Love the cow's markings... along with a good lesson in fencing :)
P.S. Yesterday's Whistlers were a hoot!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex oh this looks familiar:) Great shots. Hug B

TexWisGirl said...

MY WORD VERIFICATION SETTINGS SAY "NO!" BUT BLOGGER IS MESSING WITH US, AGAIN!!!

Janey and Co. said...

I love the grass is greener statement the cow is making.

I think I goofed linking up..and font know how to fix it! Janey

Tanya Breese said...

aw cute, i love the circle around her eye :)

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, they wish to go out even the barbed wire give them hard time!
Lovely cow with outstanding white spot♡♡♡
'Try not push yourself to go out':-) 

Thank you very much for hosting, Theresa.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Pamela Gordon said...

Cows are big heavy animals and sure can do a lot of damage to fences. Great pictures of this cow seeking better grass. Thanks for hosting.

Karen Schurr said...

Cows love to lean on fences, don't they. I think they believe their purpose in life is to make people tighten their fences repeatedly :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful cow, I think the grass taste better on the other side! I hope the fence stays put! Great shots, thanks for hosting! Happy Thursday!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi TWG - beautiful cow: seems like we've all fallen for her!! The grass is greener on the other side ...

Cheers Hilary

NatureFootstep said...

grass is greener on the other side! :) I´ve seen horses do that too. :)

Crissi said...

A fat cow with a lot of power!!☺
Nice day Crissi

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a pretty cow. She heard the grass was greener on the other side. Ha!

DeniseinVA said...

Pretty cow who has her mind on what's on the other side :)

Molly The Wally said...

Well they do say the grass is always greener on the other side. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Mersad said...

Great shots Theresa. I love the look!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

4RRanch said...

Looks like she doesn't have much respect for that fence. But the grass is greener on the other side.

Ramona said...

Love the mask :-) The grass is always greener....

Jacquelineand.... said...

She's so pretty you have to forgive her!

Julia said...

Yes, just like our cows. The grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side of the fence. Cow mentality...
A beautiful cow indeed.
Have a great day.
Hugs.
JB

Ileana said...

:) Grass is always more tasty on the other side! Very pretty!
Have a nice day!

magnoliasntea said...

I've always heard that a cow could easily push through barbed wire fencing, but they don't because they don't know they can. Cute, cute cow!

Roan said...

Nice looking cow! Useful items. I remember chasing down my father-in-law's cows that made their way out of the pasture. I think he yelled and cussed more at us for not being in the right place than he did to get the cows moving. He was a fun guy. Miss him.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love that cow's brown spot around its eye!

Jo said...

Hi Theresa, in South Africa those stays are called droppers. What a beautiful cow. Good photos. Have a great day. Jo

A Quiet Corner said...

Adore that look!...reminds me of an Indian paint...:)JP

William Kendall said...

Cows will be cows!

DJan said...

She knows the grass is greener and much tastier on the other side of the fence! :-)

Alica said...

Cattle sure are hard on fences! I guess she has really thick skin...don't think I'd be leaning into that barbed wire! (One of these days I'll find another fence of my own to share again! :) )

Cranberry Morning said...

Love cows. Looks like a nice life.

nookworm said...

Neat markings on that lovely cow!

Felicia said...

she wants to see if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Good morning! Love your photos this week and linking to your party is always a highlight of my week! Sweet hugs, Diane

Sandra said...

what a beautiful cow... a little on the not so smart side, but love those markings.. i have wondered how horses and cows keep from cutting themselves

Munir said...

I love her color. Thick creamy chocolate milk. Oh, how we have to thank the. Yum

Karen S. said...

Ouch! That is so true! Even horses around where I live, seem to always hang out at the fences more than not. Great looking cow too!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The grass is always greener on the other side, right Mrs. Cow?

Lovely pics, TexWisGirl.
~

Linda Kay said...

Not sure what type of cow this is with its unusual coloring, but note that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! ;-)

Randy said...

Must have seen a tasty morsel on the other side.

georgettesullins said...

Caught in the act. Beautiful hereford cow.
No worries I'm going to brave that word verification fence and get to the other side.

Amy Burzese said...

Nice looking cow. Gotta do what you gotta do to get that food!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great shots! Their skin must be incredibly tough to put up with that barb!

Gerald (SK14) said...

looks like it needs a sturdier fence to keep these cows in

Chandra said...

Love the designs on the cow.
Won't the barbed wire poke'em enough to not to want to rub on it again?

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Debbie said...

awww....the grass is always greener on the other side ;)

wow, just got up, shame on me, it's all this damn rain. i can say damn right?!?!

photodoug said...

Greener indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

wow....a lot of peeps got up before me!!!!

Catherine said...

Such a sweet photo. Catherine

S. J. Qualls said...

For quite a while there, the neighbor had somebody loose a lot, because of the way the fences were when he bought the place. He has them all repaired now, and everyone stays home. :)

Irma said...

Beautiful cow is this.
I guess the grass is on the other side better.

Carola Bartz said...

Yes, the grass is always greener on the other side...

Lynne said...

Thanks for the info T . . . Mooooooo . . .

RA Berks said...

Great photos! Pretty cow, naughty, but pretty! You have a lot of great photos in here!

MarkD60 said...

Nice cow, nearly invisible fence. Boo! I mean, Moooo!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, very nice looking cow and the fence ain't bad either. Blessings Francine.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Look at that sweet, pretty face! It must have some pretty tough hide for the barbs not to bother it.

Lindy

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Andrea Priebe said...

So where are the fence stays when you need them? Thanks for the information on the stays ... I know I was one who asked. It makes sense when you explain it, but I proabaly wouldn't have thought it, Good post, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Bethany Carson said...

Haha...as other commenters have remarked, the cow is sure attracted by the grass on the other side of the fence!

joeh said...

Ouch!

don said...

I like your sequence showing the cow's insistence on getting some of the "really good" grass on the other side of the fence.

Ruth Kelly said...

They gotta reach through the fence.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful animal!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cow!

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos! I like the markings on her face. Very unique.

ladyfi said...

Ha ha - the grass is tastier on the other side of the fence. What an adorable face!

Stephen Hayes said...

Interesting that this cow wants grass on the far side of the fence when the grass on her side looks every bit as good. Of course I'm not a cow and don't eat grass, so what do I know?

Lois said...

We both have cows on our blogs today! Thanks for the suggestion. I just linked up!

Sylvia K said...

Seems like everything for us "two-legged" folks is always better on the other side of the fence -- guess it's the same for the cows!! Pretty handsome fellow he is!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like her mask. The fence is no match for her, for sure.

Terry and Linda said...

Well of course...the grass is much greener over there!!! :)

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/?s=The+Adventures+of+Fuzzy+and+Boomer&submit=Search
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

charuhasacharya said...

The cow can't seem to resist the grass on the other side. Lovely shots.

Revrunner said...

So if there was no fence, would the cow still want the grass on the other side?

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful cow!
There is a saying in Portuguese that means exactly of Eileen said: "the grass taste better on the other side". The saying is: "A galinha do vizinho é sempre mais gorda", that means in English: "The neighbor's chicken is always more fat".

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful cow, all alone.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Nice cow. But hard on fences.

Cow's motto: Don't fence me in.

Leovi said...

Cute Pic Fabulous cow!

Linda said...

She reminds me of Pete the Pup on Little Rascals!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Yep, that and good old electricity. Have a wonderful day!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! I have seen some sneaky cattle (when I lived on the farm) finding a weak spot in a fence and get through. If there is a way, they will find it!
Great looking cow in your photo!

bas van Es said...

Het gras is bij de buren altijd groener.

DIMI said...

Beautiful cow Tex!She sure loves eating the grass!!Great shots!Thank you for your kind comment on my post!I really appreciate your visits!
Have a lovely afternoon!
Dimi...

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Actually most people and cows soon discover that the grass is greener on their side and they need to find contentment with that.

Halcyon said...

It's hard to believe that would be comfortable for the cow. But I guess the grass is greener on the other side of the fence!

Robin Lamb said...

T, The grass is always greener, I guess!

RedPat said...

You would think that that would hurt!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

i like the ring of brown around her eye.

peter

Terri said...

Horses know this little trick, too!

Ms. A said...

Might need some bigger stays!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful cow! :)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Is she wearing a skull for Halloween?

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes, I have the same problem with the cows at my old caravan.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A rancher's work is never done! She is a beauty!

Marie said...

Happy to learn about the fence stays. The grass it seems is always greener... :-) She's a beautiful cow. Nice shots!

Barb Brookbank said...

cute cow
hmmm, yes ... word verification?

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

luv it when animals do this \ makes me giggle. ( :

Sally Crowe said...

Love these; handsome cow! :)

sharon said...

Moo Cow! Love her markings

Our photos said...

Yes, I can see what You mean. But You Know also that the grass is always greener on the other side !

Melody said...

She is a very pretty cow

messymimi said...

Reminds me of the old joke about the 900lb gorilla -- where does he sit? Anywhere he wants to. Where does the fully grown cow graze? Anywhere she wants to!

Paula said...

You explained fence braces (stays) well. We were called at eight last night that a calf was out on the road. Must have belonged to someone else or else it got back in. None in sight when we got there and none missing.

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LV said...

When I was growing up we had many cows. I often wondered why they did not get cut sticking their head thorough the fence. Guess that is part of nature.

MarmePurl said...

SPOT the cow

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Such a cow's body can put a lot of force on any fencing!
We took such a lovely sunny walk this afternoon. Each day goes better.
Hugs,
Mariette

Red said...

It's just that there is some super grass just outside the fence.

Icy BC said...

Ouch! It is so tempting for the cow with all of that nice munchy!

Betsy said...

That mown grass must look good to the cow. Might be lazy and not wanna pick through the stuff on her side.
Handsome looking cow.
betsy

Grandma C said...

Bandit cow has her mask on to hide her identity while knocking over fences. ha ha

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Grass is always greener on the other side ....

edenhills said...

You know, if the grass weren't greener on the other side, she wouldn't have to do that.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I think the cow doesn't like the weed on her side of the fence.

Cher' Shots said...

Cows, fences ... what's not to love?!
'love & hugs from afar'

Hilary said...

I love that brown marking around her eye!

Barb said...

Plenty of grass - this cow must be sadistic!

Judy said...

I always love how they want what's on the other side ;)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

I know the grass is always greener but is she smart enough not to hurt herself?

Paul said...

The grass might not be greener but it certainly is longer and tastier on the other side of this particular fence it would seem...

Ida said...

Again thanks for explaining the use of a Fence stay and here I can certainly see why. The cow looks determined to eat what's on the other side of the fence.

Elaine said...

Well, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.....

Kerri Farley said...

I guess that's how cows "get out" when I hear about them on the loose in our county. I assume that works the same with horses?? or not?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We try to avoid barbed wire, since horses seem to get hurt on it, but we do have some along a cliff where they don't care to go.

Nicki said...

cause as we all know, "the grass is always greener ..." and cows are not famous for their brilliance (it is from the rich creamy milk or juicy meat that comes from eating greener grass on the other side).

Thanks for hosting!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Sweet cow!! they just don't think ahead. Love this photo.
Have a great weekend.

Michael Manning said...

Whoa! Something new and unexpected here!

michaelswoodcraft said...

Love cows, all farm animal! Nice shots Text!! :)

Gail Dixon said...

Pretty cow. She has interesting markings on her face.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Such a fancy face, she's a beauty!
Her blissful ignorance of the barbs reminds me of when I was a kid, I was amazed that our horse ate thistle, that it didn't hurt her mouth, just chomping away contentedly. :)

Rita said...

What a pretty face!! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

She must hurt herself while doing that!

Fjällripan said...

...and once again it seems like the grass is greener on the other side :))

Donna said...

I have seen so many cattle and horses do that. And I laugh every time!

Rory Bore said...

LOVE this idea of photographing fences! they truly make for an interesting subject and add interest to any landscape.
I've signed up via email so perhaps I will have a nice shot to join next week! :)

Laura. M said...

Good photos. They have very tough skin. No damage is done.

Jeevan said...

beautiful shot and so innocent cow!

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