Thursday, April 12, 2012

Good Fences: Make Good ________? -- Things in a Row -- Two Questions --

Good Friends Good Neighbors Make

This is a split rail fence with posts buried in the cement foundation. I haven't seen many rail fences set in concrete but a lot of back yard chain link fences are. That keeps the dogs from burrowing under and out. This one occasionally has a couple or three ponies grazing inside.

I took it for the century plant (cactus) but it came in handy for today's post. A student once brought me a century plant back from his visit to Mexico. It was fairly large but in a very cold winter one year it froze and was killed.

These posts are keeping cars where they belong. To the left in the picture is a crawl down place that edges on the Colorado River in Colorado.

On the opposite bank a rafting company sells and guides river rafting tours. Or one can do his own thing with a smaller raft. I have never done river rafting and it is not on my bucket list.

Below are some fence pictures taken while visiting our neighbor who has a ranch near Telluride, Colorado. You can click on them to make a screen size picture.

The fence on the left is for cows, contented ones who don't need a strong fence to keep them in. This works good for the deer and elk you see who came to graze. If they trip when jumping the fence it will give way and not hurt the animals except for a scratch by the barbs.

The center picture is on our neighbor's property while the one on the right is a neighboring rancher's fence.

The fence on the right is a Zig Zag fence (my name for it). This type of fence is free standing and the posts do not have to be dug in for it to stand up even under the very strong winter winds.

Here you see some animals meant to be contained. First is one of our neighbor's horses. Isn't she pretty? Next is Katrin with her child doggy gate that keeps her from going upstairs.

If she does go up she likes to go out on the balcony above the back porch. The main problem with her upstairs is that she eats the Amber's cat food the first thing.

For more things in a row please visit Pat's Things in a Row post. You might like to post your own 'Things in a Row.'
Pat didn't make one this week but the link takes you to her blog. She has other travel posts with the last 'Things in a Row' post being March 22. I hope she keeps on with this meme. You could leave her a comment telling her how much you like reading about row things.
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week I didn't post as I was doing income tax and getting things ready for some travel. The week before you told me about the local parks you liked to visit. Not many of you knew your state flower but said you were going to look it up. Google knows all. If you did look yours up you might mention what it was n your comment for this post.

My Two Questions for this week:
1. What is your feeling about fences.
My opinion is that sometimes they are a necessary evil. Necessary for various reasons. I really don't like the ones along the road which silence the road noise for the people behind the fences. Houses or farmsteads are much prettier than a noise fence.

2. If you have a pet, do you ever contain it and how and why?
Besides not allowing them upstairs with the cat, we also keep our dogs fenced in our bedroom with us at night. I dread even having to think about them roaming around the house at night while we are sleeping.

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Bonus Question: Do you remember any experiences you have had with a fence, pleasurable or not? (You could tell your favorite fence joke if you haven't.)
In a previous life before ever getting married I remember a late teenager night when a bunch of us climbed a country club fence and went swimming in their pool. That was a fun night.

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

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