DON’T FENCE ME IN!

I’m kidding!  Go ahead!  Because a good fence is required to keep my donkeys in the pasture where they belong and NOT out on the growing wheat.   Naughty Donkeys!  Why did you do that??????IMG_20170324_125619276

You can see some of our fence fixing tools above.  Pretty common stuff.  I grew up seeing almost identical replicas of everything in the picture.IMG_20170324_125648452

You probably all know what most of it is.  These are what people like to jokingly call their P.H.D.s  —Post Hole Diggers.    Funny stuff.

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I’m sure you recognize barb wire.  (we say “barb”  not “barbed” here.)

Wire stretchers are a must for fence fixing.  The wire has to be tight or the Critters will crawl right through it.  Sometimes they do anyway.   A certain old sorrel mare that lives here, pays it absolutely no mind and reaches over for the proverbial green grass on the other side.

One of my favorite things around a ranch or farm is the steeple bucket.  Most of them are rarely if ever cleaned out.  You never know what is actually in the bottom in the dirt and rust…..

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And that is a very abbreviated version of what you will need in case any of you would like to come and “spend a little time on the fenceline”  as my father always put it.  You may also want to bring some gloves, some water, a hat, some big ol muscles, a strong back, boots-in case the snakes are out….ok….  I’ll stop now.