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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Collection Fence

Over the years here, we've found numerous metal objects while working the ground or just walking through the fields and paddocks. Mostly horseshoes...some quite old, and some more recent, but we've found  lots of pieces of farm equipment and of course things that we've no idea what it was used for! One of my favs is a beat up ol' water dipper.


The Collection Fence
The Collection Fence

The metal hair pin lookin' thing close up on the right is an old gate hinge. Back in the day, it was hard to get hinges like we use now. The two straight edges were bolted to the fence post (there would be one at the bottom of the gate and one at the top), and the gate was built so the gate edge closest to the fence had a post that sat on a rock and the post swiveled in the round part of the metal. We see them quite often still in use today; they stand the test of time.

I'm linking up with Skywatch Friday and  Jan and Jer's Friday Fences blog hop...come on along!


20 comments:

Gary said...

Great idea and interesting post. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Nancy Claeys said...

We do the same thing -- better than running over it with the tractor. :)

Linnea said...

What an interesting fence! Love how you captured it and the sky! Very nice.

overtiredmum said...

Lovely angle there. Looks an amazing place to go for a ride - off to look at some more of your posts and dream of the day I grow up to be a cowboy!

Candy C. said...

We do that with the old horseshoes but I try to tack all the other "stuff" onto the side of the chicken coop! LOL!! Love the angle and that beautiful blue sky!

Rose said...

This is a very interesting shot...and I Love the angle it is shot from.

Ian said...

Great photo! Interesting way to deal with the junk.

Shirley said...

Nice perspective and I'm jealous of that blue sky.

Linda said...

Very interesting shot - amazing the things you manage to find in the ground! Lots of horseshoes, I see!

Beth said...

wow, sounds like it keeps your life interesting. finding all the great finds. neat. (:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the collection fence. We've made wreaths before from old horseshoes.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Neat!

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Gtyyup, looks pretty your way. We have a collection of stuff found over the years, a little left by those before us.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great idea, and the shot is awesome.

Ed said...

Now thats cool..:-)

Faye said...

Now this is fun--see who can unearth the most interesting object for the collection fence. A little rivalry is not out of the question, right? :-) In the country where I grew up people would stick interesting colors and shapes of bottles and glass on fence pickets for a bit of "yard art".

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What a cool photo! I can see some beautiful country on the other side of that fence!!

Ryan said...

Great picture of a really neat, ranchy looking fence! That first heel/toe shoe looks huge! Have a great weekend as well!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful. I love a find like this!

Rhonda said...

VERY interesting! We have a couple of rusty old horseshoes on our front step by some rocks. :)

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