Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



I will wager most people saw the grass

in this photo, posted last week…

Picsand not the fence.


These are the fences which I used to erect and demolish,

when time came.
fence_0021Although this fence is nearly due for the old age pension,

with a bit of care it still has plenty of years of life.

Signs of modern times…the rubbish bins.


Tying knots on in wire is a skill which is fast dying out.

This appears to be where a header, or combine,

has entered the paddock to strip the grain.

fence_0039This post and wire would be around forty or fifty years old.

To replace it will cost around $10,000 per kilometre…

so I have been told.

This post would have cost $1-$2.

To replace it will cost around $10 per post.


However, these ewes and lambs would not even see

this fence if there was no feed on their side of the fence.

The lamb has villain written all over its face.


Cee’s Black & White: Fence







19 thoughts on “Cee-Black-White-Challenge-Fences

  1. Pingback: Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Fences | decocraftsdigicrafts

  2. I learned something new about fences, and I really like the photos. How things change. I think there is less craftsmanship these days. We used to live on a Black Angus farm and it had electric barbed wire fences. A cow would escape now and then. It’s not easy to catch a cow. Thankfully, that was up to the farmer. The last photo of the sheep might be my favorite!


    • I left school and can remember using an auger to dig a post hole and then cleaning the rest of the dirt out using a shovel. A few years later we just made a mark on the ground and contractors would drive the post into solid earth…no need to wait for the earth to ‘settle’ around each post. So much easier.


      • I can appreciate the ease of driving the post into the ground versus shoveling the hole. Where I live, the ground is rock. It is impossible to dig. You have to break the rock to put in fence posts.


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