Helping Each Other Out, (also Fences), Thursday, September 11, 2014

Visit-1A long-time friend of Terry’s needed a part for a piece of equipment.  This friend had been down to see if Terry had anything that Terry could part with and he could buy.

Visit-2Later on we drove up to Paonia, Colorado, to see if the part worked out and well…just to have a short visit.  Terry’s friend was right in the middle of cutting hay, but that didn’t stop the two from having a nice visit.

Fences-1While they talked I hiked around.  There is just something about a huge ranch that lends itself to the wonders of living.  Terry’s friend and his sister own over 1,000 acres with several grazing permits on the hills surrounding his ranch.

Fences-2He and his sister do all the farming, irrigation, ranching, and the taking care of their 223 head of cows and several bulls.

LandHis father bought the ranch, taking care of it for 6 years then died.  From that point on Terry’s friend and his sister have been the ones to move the ranch forward.  Old fences speak volumes of the way things were; new fences tell the story of how things are presently!

Head on over to Teresa’s blog to see many more fences and gates from around the world.  While you are there join in with some photos of fences or gates you have in your area!

Your friend on a Western Colorado farm






18 thoughts on “Helping Each Other Out, (also Fences), Thursday, September 11, 2014

  1. Isn’t that a HUGE amount of work for two people to do when it comes to farming???? Maybe they have lots of help. I know that you and Terry work constantly with what you have… Holy Cow—sounds amazing. Makes me tired just reading about that farm.



  2. May the “real” farmers and ranchers find ways to survive in a time when industry giants undercut the prices, treat the animals like so much meat and have no idea nor care who their neighbors are.


  3. Lovely countryside! Reminds me of the old Western song Roy Rogers sang called Don’t Fence Me In….”Oh, give me land, lots of land, under starry skies. Don’t fence me in. Let me ride through the wide open country that I love; don’t fence me in. Let me be by myself in the evenin’ breeze and listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees. Send me off forever but I ask you please, don’t fence me in 🙂


  4. Beautiful country!
    Love the board fence and the panels, they are so handy for a quick fence fix! 🙂
    I shoulda got fence pics today! Darn! Cows on one side, calves on the other.
    Worked heifer babies all day.


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