Thursday, February 19, 2015

Good Fences #48

Only a few places around here have sheep. Here's "Come By Farms."
 Sheep and two donkeys to help guard them.
Zoomed in on the gate signage on a different day.
A sheep and a sheep dog on either side of "Come By Farms"
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!

131 comments:

eileeninmd said...

AWWW, they look like they want some company..Waiting at the gate.. The sheep are so cute.. I love the gate and the cut out.. Thanks for hosting, have a great day!

Brian King said...

I like that gate! I don't think I've ever seen sheep around here.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Sheep tend to over-eat the grasses, right?

Jacquelineand.... said...

Well this certainly made the Great Scot's morning! He's fond of sheep y'know. ;-)

Knipsa Passtscho said...

That gate is beautiful and so are the sheep :) Something different :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa
who can't sit today for very long...

magnoliasntea said...

Love the farm gate! (and sheep and donkeys) Wish I had a fence pic so I could join in... sigh.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the "protectors". We don't have many sheep around here... I always get excited when I see them... thinking of their wool, of course. ;) blessings ~ tanna

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; I LOVE these wonderful ' gate signage' you introduce us from Texas☆☆☆ Yey, cute sheep; this year's animal symbol and mine as well♪ Thy must be happy in that wide area.
Thank you very much for hosting♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Dianna said...

I always like to drive by a farm and see sheep - we don't have many in our area either.

Dianna said...

I always like to drive by a farm and see sheep - we don't have many in our area either.

Gert said...

Oh, this is another unique fence by you! I love it!

Molly TheWally said...

Love the gate and the name. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Mascha said...

Such lovely iron artworks I don't see in Germany.
But we have many sheeps here around, they graze in the meadows in the woods, moving from one pasture to another. Have only mobile electric-fences or dogs with...

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the sign on the gate. I wonder why there are so few sheep farms.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Goodness, my fence is so modest when compared with those in your neighborhood!

4RRanch said...

Nice job getting the sheep and the sign together. Changing it up from cattle I see.

Brk Trt said...

Love the signage.
Lots of sheep around here.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A great gate, exemplifying a true art form!

Cranberry Morning said...

Look at your little pals, waiting at the gate! What a cute picture. And I like the name 'Come By Farm.' Sounds inviting.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love seeing this in Texas and the gate is awesome with a unique name for the farm.
Have a great day!!
CM

Georgette Sullins said...

Donkeys guard sheep from the coyotes and other critters?

Kovács Miklós said...

Seems this is a really nice and huge farm. Beautiful green grass great to see this colour in this winter period :) Also liked lovely design on the gate.

Linda Kay said...

I love the fences that have been personalized.

MarmePurl said...

My kind of critters behind that fence.

Dicky Bird said...

Nice metal work.

Susan said...

I love that fence... and that farm Theresa, such a nice name as well.
A great find :D)

Karen S. said...

How cool is that it's like they all came down to greet you! I like their, Come By Farm name, and not one no trespassing sign that I can see near it!

Felicia said...

I like it, the name, the gate, fence...all of it.

looks like a couple of sheep were interested in the photographer.

donkeys make great guard dogs.

Sandra said...

I would love to come by Come By Farms.. love the gate... and the name of the farm... wonder if they would let me pet the donkeys, sheep and sheep dogs. sorry i have no fence today, but in honor of that for some reason i scheduled two post on one day

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the welcoming committee, I wonder how they keep them contained when someone arrives?

Julia said...

A nice welcoming committee. I love the gate and I can see it's very useful to keep them from wandering off.
Hugs,
JB

Sally said...

Great photos, T! And, quite an unusual name for their farm. :)

Debbie said...

do they really mean it?? i wonder if i "come by", in my "come by" style!!!

hehehe, what do you think?? and i think that question is answered by the closed gate.

in the rural areas i have, close to home, i see a lot of sheep!!!!

DeniseinVA said...

I love the sheep peering through that pretty fence gate, and I love the design too. Happy day to you Theresa and thanks always for hosting.

DJan said...

Nice gate, and nice sentiment. Wonder if they allow anybody to come by the Come By. :-)

Rose said...

I like the "Come by Farms" sign...nice gate....I often wonder is there a local artists that makes all the signs or do you think the farmers and ranchers make their own?

Liz Needle said...

Hmmm. I always thought sheep were banned out there on the range. Or perhaps I've watched too many old movies. Like Glenn Ford in "Sheepman".

William Kendall said...

It appears the gang is curious about you!

Anvilcloud said...

Yeah, one doesn't readily associate sheep and Texas.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

wow, i went for a breakfast break when i 1st linked up to your party & then i got distracted around the house doing chores etc. wow ... back now. glad i had a fence to share. have a great Thursday Theresa. enjoy every single moment. ( :

Carola Bartz said...

Sheep and donkeys - what a lovely combination! Sheep are so cute, I like them a lot. We have a donkey on a meadow nearby, sometimes I can see him from my upstairs window - he's quite the character and LOVES carrots and apples.

DIMI said...

What a beautiful gate Tex!Cute sheeps!
Dimi...

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That's a neat farm name and a cool fence. When I see sheep in the south I always think how hot they must be in the summer, but I know when sheared they are fine.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Being a fan of Shelties & Border Collies, I love this one. I love sheep, too!

Paula said...

Reminds me of the feed store near here with the name Down On The Farm.

Tanya Breese said...

all those animals came to greet you!

Small City Scenes said...

I had a pet sheep once. His name was Cinder.
Baa Baa Baa black sheep
three bags full!
and then I sold him for 15 dollars.
MB

ladyfi said...

I miss seeing sheep - the Downs in the UK are always full of them. Sweet shots.

ellen abbott said...

I like how they are all huddled by the gate like they are ready to make a break for it.

Birdman said...

Fences in your local certainly have some artistic thought put into what goes on the gate. Here probably just a couple of iron poles.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Like the invitation on the gate. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Neat gate and fence. I love the cut-out and the sheep. Thanks for hosting and also linking me up. We didn't get away after all. (thank goodness, that would have been a LONG road trip) Jo

Ileana said...

Very nice gate and fence! Thanks for hosting, dear Theresa! Have a nice day!

Mary Hone said...

Awwww, too cute.

Small City Scenes said...

To respond to your response---I am glad the W's aren't too messy. We get the Canada honkers at our pond in the Spring and they are messy and stinky. We always have a pair stay and raise some babies which sorta pays for the mess. LOL
MB

don said...

The fences and gates there are excellent in design and execution. Here many throw together whatever they can scrounge up, but there the fences and gates look very well planned and expensively finished.

Ruth Kelly said...

You have the best fence and gate shots. Animals are always trying to get that grass on the other side of the the fence.

Atlas said...

I love the fence sign. Sheep dogs are incredibly dear to my heart. Such intelligence and loyalty. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Nice that they have their sheep represented on the gate!

thepoodleanddogblog said...

They look like they are welcoming guests or maybe waiting for a sheepdog.

Sylvia K said...

I really like the gate and that is indeed a great welcoming committee!! Fun one for the day!!

Judy said...

Love the gate and the name.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

SWEET!

If I ever had a donkey, I'd name him "Otie."
~

Stephen Hayes said...

I don't know if it's true, but I've heard that grazing sheep pull up and eat the roots of grass while cows just clip it with their teeth. Cows have difficulty grazing on land after sheep go through it. Is this true? Was this the cause of sheep and cattlemen wars?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We don't see many sheep here either. Love the gate! Hugs!!!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is a strange name for a farm/ranch. It must mean something to the owner.

A Quiet Corner said...

Love this place because of the donkeys and sheep...forget the fence!...:)JP

Crafty Green Poet said...

How cute, the sheep guarding the gate!

John's Island said...

That is a neat looking gate. Looks to be electric and I like that too. I think the name is a play on words ... Come "buy" farms. :-)

Munir said...

My daughter would love to go by this farm every day. She loves sheep.

MarkD60 said...

Maybe the name should be changed to "Good Gates"?

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of the fences.
Best regards, Irma

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Very interesting gate.
I like them.
Greetings.

Ida said...

Great looking gate. I wonder how good are donkeys at guarding sheep?

Bob Bushell said...

Great 'come by farms' fences.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Nice to see some sheeps on your blog too :)

SweetMarie said...

love the sheep! so glad they have two guards. :) great pics!

Andrea Priebe said...

Sheep in cattle country ... isn't that a no no? Or have times changed and am I drawing my information from the old time wild west movies I saw as kid :) Whatever the case, I love the fence ...I am big on herding dogs as you know and I love sheep :). This is a keeper, Theresa ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Margaret Adamson said...

it is a funny name for a farm but lovely gate.

Stephanie said...

Strange name for a farm. Lovely gate and fencing and loved seeing the animals.

Nancy J said...

Lovely gate signage, but then I saw the little garden at the left side, with some tussock grass similar to what we have here, and large grey stones. Maybe I need to plant something like that at our gates, and then post some photos..

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful gate!

Karen Schurr said...

They look like they are anticipating someone coming thru that gate to visit awhile. Terrific gate, too.

Made by KKann said...

Lovely fences!

Nancy Chan said...

Looks like the animals were expecting visitors or waiting for someone.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful gate and lettering looks great.

Robin Lamb said...

T, somehow Sheep and Texas just don't go together, just like in the old Oaters! I guess that's why they don't go together, we've been brainwashed by Hollywood! I like sheep and donkeys, etc!

jeannettestgermain said...

Cute logo! And a great fence to keep the sheep nicely inside! Thanks for hosting Theresa:)

Kathy said...

I've never seen sheep in this part of the state - except for kids who raise a lamb occasionally for FFA or 4H!

Carletta said...

Come by but don't come in unless invited. :)
Cute farm critters!

Breathtaking said...

Another great cut out of sheep and dog on the gate, but now I'm wondering why Come By Farm!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How cOld you not love a farm by that name! And the gate sign is beautiful. Thanks for hosting! Everyone I know is here!

RedPat said...

Another cool gate!

Farm Girl said...

I saw a fence like that yesterday, did I have my camera, nope, it had sheep and goats behind it too.
I like that name of that farm.

Ron said...

Sheep? In Texas??? I figured that we be against the law. LOL

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
That is indeed quite unique for finding such a gated sheep farm!
Hugs,
Mariette

Frank said...

A very appropriate name for a Sheep Farm.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I dont know if the name of the farm has the same meaning, but"come by" and "away" are what you instruct a sheep dog over here, for going right and left when they are rounding up a herd of sheep......Just a thought !


peter

Terry and Linda said...

We don't have many sheep here anymore either...the market fell out. If we do see them their owner is usually a fiber artist!

Linda ❤⊱彡
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Gosia k said...

your farms are very big comparing to Polkish ones

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love that name and nice to see some sheep.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, nice fences !!

Our photos said...

That is a well guarded fence !

thirtysevenandcounting said...

The appear to be the welcoming committee! Nice gate and sign!

Lindy

Lynn said...

a timely photo for the year of the sheep:@)

Red said...

I've always liked sheep but in this country they are not a profitable animal to raise.

Lois said...

I like the name of this place! Nice gate too. When I was visiting my nephew in Austin, there were several different kinds of animals in a field nearby, even a zebra. The kids loved it!

pattisjarrett said...

Sheep! And donkeys! I love them both.
That's a welcoming gate with a friendly name.

bailey-road.com said...

I love sheep. That's a neat gate and I like the name of the farm.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the gathering of the animals.

Phyllis Oller said...

The sheep will probably be shorn soon, love seeing the sheep with their guards! Phyllis

Randy said...

Nice. I like the name of the farm.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I love the sheep and sheep dog fence, looks great.Francine.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

As always, I love the fences! And you've got me noticing them wherever I go now--On my drive to Kentucky, I so many that I wish I'd gotten photos of, maybe next time!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I like it how many Texans do have elaborate entrance gates to their ranch driveways. Have a fine Friday tomorrow!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Neat one, Theresa. The gate is super cool. Thanks for posting about Shaggy's friends.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Linda said...

We see sheep here. Sometimes they are guarded by llamas.

Kate said...

Do they rear then for food?

KB Bear said...

I love that gate!

Ms. A said...

Love the "made for them" signage!

Indrani said...

Good captures for the theme.

Paul said...

Guard Donkey, I had no idea Donkeys were used as livestock guardians... Thanks, just learned something new!

Derek said...

I love sheep, and you've take some super photos of them.

Have a nice day.

Halcyon said...

Cute guys!

Sandra said...

I just added the link to Gail at the farm a day late, she is without access and wanted me to. i told her it is now Thursday fence..

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

We have two places that have sheep on the way to the Sorta Big City and one of them has a very small donkey that keeps them company. We always look for them! Come By Farms... I like that!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Growing up I had a pet lamb named Sweet Pea, she used to follow me everywhere.

NatureFootstep said...

cool fence with the sheep :)

Betty Manousos said...

that is a great looking gate. xo

The Furry Gnome said...

Love those fancy gates you've got down there!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Such a delightful, pastoral scene. The name of the farm is perfect!

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