A fence that keeps the Charolais Bull and his Ladies inside?
We are replacing a 100-year-old fence.
First things first. You have to pull out the old cedar posts.
Gene's beloved Ford Jubilee tractor does a fine job of that.
They lasted more than a hundred years.
200 nine footers, new cedar posts are waiting in the wings.
Old barbed wire removed from 9 acres of fenced pasture.
That was a nasty job.
Eight rolls of "netting" and 4 rolls of barbed wire waiting to be strung.
This big guy made digging new post holes a snap.
A crew of four made quick work of setting posts.
The old fence repaired many times.
The stile Gene built for me (so I can get from one pasture to the other) will stay in place.
So I can get to my Spring to collect watercress and wild Asparagus.
The new fence, with braces and posts buried 3½ feet.
The netting (fence) is 47 inches tall. Animals always want to reach to the other side. So, the first barbed wire is strung only one inch above the netting. The second barbed wire is strung 4 inches above that. Now, the animals can not lean against the fence because they can't get their noses through the first layer.
This old disk will have to stay, it's much too heavy to move. We have tried.
Hope the cattle will appreciate their new home. I know that we like ours..
It's the infant in the sling that makes me think otherwise.
This fellow looks like a scribe to me. There could have been a book tucked under his right shoulder.
And he is wearing a feather in his cap. The symbol of a scribe.
Have no clue what he is carrying on his back. Do you?
There are no symbols or signatures at the bottom, however, someone has penciled over whatever was originally there.
Two of the three figures show that they were holding something or posturing with their right arms. Two figurines have their left arms straight down to their sides. Makes me wonder... if they are "The Magi" would they not be holding gifts with both hands?
And what is Gene doing while I'm wasting your time and my time playing supersleuth?
He is taking up the last of the 100-year-old fence in one of our pastures. A crew of 5 has installed a new fence.
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