I love fences.
Not so much when it comes time to mow
along them or when they need repairing
but here on our farm we need them.
We have wire fences to protect our
chickens from wild
critters and two of our three dogs
plus horses to keep from
eating our neighbors crops.
The picket fence however is to give the little dogs
Chelsea and Bubba and the cats
a break from ...
Well OK...sometimes it's not all Shep.
These photo's were taken around 2 years
ago...Shep has grown even larger
Chelsea has not.
These two race around like this every day.
Sometimes several times a day.
Oh the damage those big feet can do
when they are running or digging!
Shep can be a real PEST.
Another reason to have the picket fence
which is only close to the cottage
is to protect our new gardens.
The shade garden above...
and the sunny garden below.
Henry below can play outside the picket
fence but when he was smaller
as in the photo below...
he didn't venture far from it's protection.
Can you blame him!
Below shows the pasture fence on the left
and on the right you can see where we
quit with the picket fence.
A welded wire fence continues along the
lilacs but one day we'll extend the
picket fence part way down our
In the meantime we enjoy our space
that's free from the pesky giant dog
and his big feet!
I'm joining with
Jan and Jer