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Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Fences~Bygone Days

Come along on today's Friday Fences blog hop!


Back in the Day
Back in the Day

This ol' fence is the last section that is still standing from the corrals that were behind our house. I've always wondered what it looked like back when it was a working ranch with hundreds of cows and calves...I can hear those cows from yesteryear bawlin' through the wood planks.

Note the rock crib on the right; rock cribs are still built today. It's easier to build a crib than try to sink a hole in this rocky ground! The left side butts up against the rim rock which goes straight up 20 feet or so at that spot.

Happy Friday everyone...and have a wonderful weekend!


19 comments:

Dreaming said...

Your picture is great. Pictures like that haunt me as well... I always 'feel' the animals or people from bygone days.
Thanks for describing the rock crib. I had never heard about them before.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot...love the edit too!

edenhills said...

Wonderful shot, and I love the lesson about rock cribs. We don't have those around here.

Ed said...

Cool shot, I noticed the lack of snow, its been a wierd winter..:-)

Carletta said...

I too learned something new with 'rock crib'.
Your choice of B&W gives this image just the right mood.
Nice shot!

Cheyenne said...

Great pic! Trouble is, it makes me feel guilty! My garden fence looks like that!

Linda said...

Loved the old fence, and the lesson about the rock crib! What a smart idea...guess you learn to use what you have! Have a great weekend!

Val said...

I've seen places in Virginia where they used rock walls to keep the animals in.

Loved the story and the photo!

gtyyup said...

Cheyenne...I'd say your fence has a lot of character and should be able to speak volumes about your place!

Rhonda said...

Interesting fence structure. Y'all have a great weekend, too!

Debbie said...

what a cool shot...lot's to see here. i love the black and white!!

thanks for stoping by and leaving a kind comment!!

Shirley said...

Nice that you did this photo in black and white, suits the character of the fence. The deer skull is an artistic touch.

Mary Ann said...

Will you explain what a rock crib is?

Crystal said...

Neat photo, I like seeing old fences and corrals. Sure have a lot more charecter than the ones that are built now.

TexWisGirl said...

yes, thanks for pointing out the rock crib. neat!

Reddunappy said...

Cool picture!!

Love the new header too!!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wonderful photo. I love old buildings and old ranch/farm equipment and fences. Makes you wonder who built it.

gtyyup said...

@Mary Ann~ A rock crib is built with small-holed wire fence formed into a circle which is then filled with rock (which we have plenty of). It is used as the corner or even the center of a long stretch of fence by attaching the fence to it. They last for decades. Here is a better photo of one from my very first Friday Fences:

http://jksroughstring.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-fences.html

Thanks for asking!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful black and white photography.

Regards and best wishes

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