Thursday, July 10, 2014

Good Fences

It's Thursday ....again!  How the weeks fly by!

Thanks for the good wishes for my sister... it's going to be a long haul, but she is able to move around a bit now and hopefully will remember not to even try to lift anything heavier than a pound of butter ...or her tiniest cat.  It's so difficult for her to NOT do anything... I know it is.  She is so used to doing everything around her acreage.... and, I'm afraid as her older sibling...I did do quite a bit of scolding and nagging while there ....... sigh..... sorry Vik.....please be careful...

There were so many great fences around her area....and, I got a few...but, in the last few days it was unbearably hot and I didn't do a daytime walk...and, it seemed there was quite a bit happening in the evenings or earlier mornings..so....didn't manage to get some that I had seen in my walks and not carrying a camera.  Darn it.

However, I do have a few that are worth seeing..
like this bit of weed that entwined a portion of her post and rail fence down below the house...
Don't forget to click on the pics to "biggify" them and get a better look.














... And, if you've ever wondered about the age old question of why the chicken crossed the road?  Well, here's the answer.

It followed this handsome dude..... all of them taking their lives in their hands... er...feet....as lots of the cars whizz past at breakneck speed some days... I can't believe they made it every single day I was there......silly things!
















Mickey is having to share his paddock with 5 foolish hens and this cock-of-the-walk..... although, I have to say...he doesn't seem to mind at all.....














If you'd like to see other fences and see other stories .... check out Good Fences here..




17 comments:

Dianna said...

Hi, there!
Thanks for visiting and commenting today. I'm going to have a look around your place...!

frayedattheedge said...

I love the first photo - you know I love old higgledy piggledy fences!
I hope your sister makes a speedy recovery.

TexWisGirl said...

mickey and the rooster are both beauties. :) thanks for linking in.

RedPat said...

Love that rooster!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I can imagine if I was a hen, I might follow that rooster - he's quite handsome!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Mister Rooster is very handsome, and I guess he is all too aware of that fact!
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Chandra said...

Nice photos and a great version of "Why did the Chicken cross the Road?".

Peace :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hopefully Mickey hasn't had to make any more mad dashes into his shed lately...might trample that handsome rooster (and his entourage).

Margaret Adamson said...

Handsome rooster and lovely horse.

Happyone said...

I like your single fence post too. : )
That rooster is a handsome fellow.

Twiglet said...

Best wishes to your sister - hope she is feeling better. We big sisters have to look after the little ones and keep them safe don't we!! You sound to be coping well - not sure I would be any good with horses - or chickens really. I am hopeless with animals considering I am a country girl. x Jo

A wondering star said...

What a proud and magnificent rooster!
Beautiful horse in nice surroundings!
Your blogs are so fascinating!

Eva Jorunn
Norway

Debbie said...

a pretty rooster and a beautiful horse!!

oh and the fence, very nice!! you didn't need much to capture a beautiful image!!!

Felicia said...

I like your fences and the handsome rooster.

NatureFootstep said...

the fence keeps the horse in. But I think the horse keeps the hens in. :)

Carola Bartz said...

I really like the rooster - what a pretty guy!

pattisjarrett said...

Maybe the chicken crosses the road for some blog meme we know nothing about. They probably ask why people take pictures of fences. ;)