Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good Fences - Old and New


We've driven past this farm a couple of times lately and this drive-by photo was taken a few days ago.  The corn has turned even more and will soon be ready for harvesting.  I love the white fence posts, but wouldn't want the job of painting them!


This old fence was not too far from our house when we lived in the country on a mini-farm many years ago.  That is my son petting the calf and the kitty watching is Coco, my favorite furkid during those years.  


See the hand scythe on the post?  BG used that to cut some weeds in the fence row.  It looks like he missed some in the corner!  lol!  The wire panel in front was also used as a gate between the lots. 

We had quite a few animals on the mini-farm.  As well as a few head of cattle, we had horses and even a few hogs some years.  

You might spot some extra legs in the photo above.  There is a foal between Sugar, who is in front, and the mama in the back.  I know we gave this young one a name, but I can't remember what it was. This is my daughter and son, who needs a haircut, feeding the little one.  See the date in the corner of the photo?  I love trips down country roads and also down memory lane 

I'm joining Theresa at Run*A*Round Ranch for Good Fences today.  Stop by to see all kinds of fences and gates! 

Happy Thursday to you!
xo Cheryl 

23 comments:

  1. I was going to say I recognize those knee high socks from the 80s. :) Cute kiddos and memory lane is a great place to visit!

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  2. so very, very cute! loved the knee socks!!! what a great era. :)

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  3. What fun to show old photos for good fences! I love the socks, too. I raised 4 sons and remember the tube socks with the stripes! Fun photos! Sweet hugs!

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  4. What great old pictures!! All the cows have come over to see...they are curious!

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  5. Wonderful kid and beast photos! I love your trip down memory lane.

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  6. Hi Cheryl, I love seeing old pictures. Your kids are adorable... Can you believe they are all grown up now???? When I think back to my kids when they were little---it's hard to imagine that time has flown by.... My My!!!!!

    Hope your big project is going well.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. I bet the post in the Corn shot are metal so but they look great. Loved all those old photos. They were so fun and cute.

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  8. Aw...great pics of the kids from yester year! Those shorts and knee socks were tell-tale signs of the times...lol! My kids wore 'em too!

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  9. ...first I must say I LOVE the buckskin horse!!! And yes I see the scythe! Looks menacing. I let my imagination get carried away sometime.

    I really like the photo of your son and kitty best today...that one steals the show!

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  10. Yes, I have photos of my son in those same type of socks from the 80's. And those fences did not require painting!

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  11. Love the throw back to 1981!! My children were born in 78,80 and 83!

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  12. What adorable children. Love seeing the farm fence and hearing your stories.

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  13. wonderful images full of sweet memories. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Yep, I would say that corn is ready. I think it is great that you are wandering down memory lane and seeing your children when they were young. It's good and heart warming remembering those times!!

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  15. What cuties you have and how lucky they were to be raised on a farm. I feel for kids who think milk comes from bottles and have never petted a cow.

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  16. Aw w, there is nothing better as a fence than a good old farm fence. Bring back memories for me also. I loved the pictures and the kid ones.
    Blessings!

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  17. I love these shots, and this post is so timely for me. You see, I have both daughters home right now for Labor Day weekend, and they were teasing me about a recent photo that I posted of myself from the '70s and the length of my shorts. I shall show them this one to prove that that was just the way they came back then.


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  18. Fun old pictures Cheryl! Sweet little kitty and friendly cattle! Love the top shot with the healthy corn this year but need RAIN!

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  19. I love these old shots of your family and the far animals.. Great fence shots and post, thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love Memory Lane Trips too . . .
    Thanks for sharing . . .

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  21. like your photos, horses and farmer is respected job buy nepali handicrafts

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  22. Hi Cheryl! I was just leaving a comment on Diana's blog and your comment popped up right before mine so I decided to click on your icon and come for a little visit at your lovely place :)

    I had a wonderful time scrolling through your posts and this one put a smile on my face - beautiful pictures! I am happily following along and I look forward to visiting again. Enjoy your day!

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