Monday, December 9, 2013

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

A fellow rancher from the Curlew Valley decided that it was finally time redo the fence that we share.  For some time they have had trouble with his cows sneaking in with ours and I think he got tired of us calling him to take them back to his side.  So on one a cool November day they loaded up their hammers and nails and got to work. 

Fencing isn't my favorite chore- I'm sure it was the hot summers. But The Rancher likes it. Its one of things that you can really do well.  There's not anything much prettier than a new, tight, straight fence.

After building so many fences it is second nature to these cowboys.  Without talking they know how far apart to space out the posts, where to put in a brace and all the parts and pieces to make it work.  They get right to it and go until the work is done ... or dark. 

There was more fence to build than daylight this time, so they went back out to finish the work just last week.  I don't have any pictures of them working that day because it was cold and snowy.  My warm slippers begged me to stay home!

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