After lunch, Vernon hung around the house for a while, waiting for a phone call. When it didn’t come, he decided he’d make a quick run out to the Mills Pasture to work on the fence. I tagged along… looking for a nature fix.
Our first stop was a section of fence I hadn’t seen.
Daniel and Brandon had worked with the neighbors on this stretch of fence. One of the problems we have with barbed wire fencing crossing creeks, is it has to be low enough to keep cows from walking through the creek but high enough (or removable) in winter and especially in high water in the spring. Since it’s a foot or more above the water right now, it won’t freeze into the ice and get pulled out of place. Vernon decided to leave it alone.
I thought it was pretty inventive… they ran the barbed wire through a large chain. This keeps the wire spaced correctly with no pesky staples to fall out of wood posts. We will keep an eye on it when the water begins to rise in the spring to see how it is working.Find me here!