Thursday, July 3, 2014

Good Fences

On an Amish Farm Near Westby, WI

To be precise, I think this is Sam's father's place. And it's not like he's going to be reading my blog.

Serious Barbed Wire
Somewhere in our neighborhood

On 18th Street.
Neighbors cleared the land. A makeshift hedgerow?

and that reminds me...

No, I didn't get this confused with Anglophile Friday.
It was simply a good excuse to post these fence photos.
South of Kettlewell on the B6160
North Yorkshire


In Kettlewell

Creative Fencing 101
Along the B6160

Getting off the beaten path was the best idea ever. Not ones to join tour groups, we liked renting a microscopic vehicle and traveling out where there are fewer people and many sheep.

 I could hardly mention sheep 
without posting a photo of one, could I?

 I know, you're sick of this fella.
But he's my favorite.
And it's my blog. :-)


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40 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh beautiful! And, no, not sick of the sheepish guy yet!

Sheeps Peeps said...

Thank you for sharing such a great collection of fences... and of course we really enjoyed the sheeps :)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely collection of images! The fourth photo down is a pretty scene! And I love the sheep! Have a happy day and weekend!

Roan said...

I for one am happy you posted the sheep since I hadn't seen him before. Love all those fences especially the creative one.

TexWisGirl said...

love the stone fences! saw your comment at brian's site about going to england to see them. :) love these fences - all of them, even the hedgerow-ish one.

Blackberry Lane said...

Each photo is lovely.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I do love this collection of images! I am a big fan of stone fences.

Felicia said...

Great fences, LOVE number 4 and the sheep is a handsome fellow.

Sandra said...

I never get sick of any animal an di love goats.. the odd thing to me is I can tell what country the fence is in just by looking at the photo.. so different over there on the other side of the pond. i love the barb wire and also the ancient type fencing in the UK...

Empty Nester said...

Red doors are my favorites! There was a gray house with white trim and a red door on a house near my grandparents home when I was growing up. I fell in love with red doors right then and there- I must have been about 4 years old! Red has been my favorite color ever since. Love those fence pix too. They remind me of my greatgrandfather's farm.

Karen S. said...

Serious fencing indeed! I truly like these random views of fences and especially what's around or in front of. I'd say they are all creative!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Judy. Love the variety of fences you have managed in this post and I am not tired of seeing the sheep!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Love the sheep!

Karen Schurr said...

Beautiful pictures....wonderfully done.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

All interesting and lovely shots...I especially love that Yorkshire one / amazing scene, there.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Some of that looks rather familiar. I'm particularly sure I've seen that sheep before, in a field not far from here!

bj said...

I love all your photos...I've always loved stone fences..

Cheryl said...

Totally not sick of that fellow! (Of course, I am relatively new here, but I don't think I'd be sick of him anyway.)

Ruth Kelly said...

Love the red door and the cottage name. I found it interesting that addresses in England were names on cottages. Nice photo of the slope of the land in Kettlewell.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

I think of barbed wire (or "bob" wire, as I thought it was called when I was a child) every time I look at my right arm (Don't ask!)! I really don't mind looking at that sheep again, but I love your sass about it!

Vee said...

Who's sick oh him?! He's a stalwart fellow, isn't he! Well, since visiting a blog discussing various kinds of fences, I am thinking about whether they keep people in or others out. Deep thoughts for a Thursday.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the stone fencing and I always enjoy seeing sheep! You have some great shots and I like the creative fencing, too. It reminds me of our fencing (without the stones) that we had to do at a creek to keep our horses out of the neighbor's side when we lived in the country several years ago.

camp and cottage living said...

I just love those English fences, and of course the sheep too!
I never tire of seeing anything to do with the UK on your blog, Judy. Keep it coming...

Terri D. said...

Never sick of that handsome sheep!! I want to pet him! Ha!

I always love your photos, and the fences you choose are so interesting, no matter where you found them!!

Debby Ray said...

WOW...love all of these wonderful fences and gates. I can't believe that at almost 60 years old, I am searching for cool fences and gates everywhere I turn...lol!

Mama Hen said...

Who could ever be sick of that fella? Such a fine sheep! :) I love the picture of the red door. I have not made the GF recipe, but look forward to it. Have a great 4th of July!

Mama Hen

Noelle the dreamer said...

You may post anything you want Judy, we love reading what you share!
Happy Fourth!

Carola Bartz said...

Barbed wire simply makes good photos! I love your sheep - how can one get tired of such a beauty? As an anglophile myself I love your photos from Yorkshire very much.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely - the coiled barbed wire 'wreath' is my favorite, but I have to say the photos of Yorkshire are so beautiful. Love the hillside fencing and of course the sheep :) xo Karen

Nancy Shuman said...

As always, I love it!

Primitive Stars said...

Love the stone fence, beautiful, Francine.

Sue said...

So beautiful, and the sheep is perfect! I for one can love photos of sheep, it might be because we raise Katadin sheep on our farm. ~smile~

Diane said...

Love "creative fencing101." Happy 4th!

michaelswoodcraft said...

Love the fences, especially the rock wall fences. The photo with the rock wall fence, gate with the fields in the background is beautiful!! :)

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Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I need some of that serious barbed wire for one of our neighbour...

September Violets said...

Such a variety of fences today! Love the mossy stone fence. Sheep always remind me of the "Babe" movie. Bah ram ewe ... some classic lines in that movie about sheep and sheepdogs. I won't quote my favourite because too many people here like sheep! Your sheep looks quite handsome with that windswept devil may care look ;) Wendy

orchid Miyako said...

Oh,I LOVE picture of the stone fence with gorgeous sky among wonderful pictures♡♡♡ To tell the truth, I was born in the sheep year in the Oriental Zodiac. How adorable the sheep looks(*^_^*)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Pamela Gordon said...

I love all your fence photos today Judy. The ones in England are beautiful as we also travelled the lesser roads in our travels there and saw the stone fences everywhere. And sheep. I love sheep.

pattisjarrett said...

Nice fences. I agree, get off the beaten path. And I love the sheep, too!

Eva Ason said...

I love your pictures,that door looks beautiful.Have a great week!

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