Sunday, October 27, 2013

Haywire

      The other day when I was wandering through the woods and  weeds to get the Outlet school pictures I found an interesting fence post if fence posts are ever interesting.


      The post was the end of the fence. I don't know why so much wire was tied around the last post . Why  are there so many differ ages of wire? Why are different kinds of wire used? Who did this?  Was it done over a number of years. Did different people add to this collection.?

    It's an interesting piece of work.

28 comments:

  1. ooh, i love a good old fence post! great find and great photo, red!

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    1. We don't have many fences out here. I think is the remains of a fence that was taken out.

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  2. It is an interesting post, and makes for an interesting photo. I wonder, too, if it was added to as the years went by, by different people. Things like that carry a history, don't they?

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    1. I think you're exactly right about different people coming along and adding their contribution to the fence. Also this would be a piece of the fence that was left while the rest of the fence was taken out.

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  3. I find that very common in alberta where fence posts have different wire from differing times. I guess its just to much trouble to remove the old wire so farmers or ranchers just leave the old and add new.

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    1. Many times they pick up wire from an old fence that has been taken out so end up with different wires.

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  4. I love to see an olde fence post, with wild flowers grown round about it - gives it lots of character. This particular post was interesting because fence posts are just darn interesting - so much wire on the right side. Is this a fence where the wire is pulled back in winter so snowmobiles can go through? - Or, somebody over-estimated the repair. ha,ha Nice photo Red.

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    1. This is a small piece of fence that has been left. the rest of the fence has been taken out. This one has young trees growing beside it.

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  5. It really is an interesting piece of work, and there are probably interesting stories behind all the wires. And I imagine that some interesting people are involved in all this, too!

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    1. I agree with your ideas about the experience of the fence.

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  6. That is a fine mess of wire Red. We have been doing fence for a month now. I am getting tired of wire:) but it sure photographs well. B

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    1. It seems that it was a small piece of fence that was left . the rest of the fence has been taken out.

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  7. Some leftovers left around the pole maybe?

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    1. You've got it exactly right...leftovers. I wonder how long they will stay there.

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  8. Leave it to TexWisGirl to take the words out of my mouth, Red. :-)

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    1. There are a number of things that make fences interesting. One is the weathering of the wood.

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  9. They couldn't make up their mind to fence or not

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    1. I think they must have just gone home!

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  10. That is interesting indeed. I like to take photos of fences too.

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    1. There aren't many fences here.

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  11. I like a good ole fence post. I see what you are saying though the new wire looks out of place ,doesn't it !

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    1. There are several different types of wire. You'd wonder where it all comes form.

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  12. I guess barbed wire, like everything else, has changed over the years. That fence post might be a museum piece.

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    1. Interesting that there are museums full of different types of barbed wire. 6 or 8 inch pieces are mounted and displayed with a write up on each. Now I'm sure this will send you out right away to find this museum.

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  13. In my area and other area's. Yes Her Re

    This is the common look .

    Old posts as well.

    Love it Red.

    Glad oyu show and told it.

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    1. Yes, there are many different fix jobs on fences.

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  14. You've read my blog enough to know I love a good rustic fence post!
    You raised some good questions. Maybe the newer wire was from posts that have been removed and the wire left in disarray because who would want to roll that up. :)

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  15. Yes, even being there it was hard to come up with reasons.

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