Thursday, October 30, 2014

Farm Fences


Of course there were many fences at the pumpkin patch we went to last Sunday. After all, it's a fully working dairy farm, and there have to be fences.


This was the part of the pumpkin patch reserved for school classes only - it's where the  pumpkins are "not bigger than your head". I remember when I was chaperoning with Kaefer's preschool and first two years or so at elementary school that I had to silently giggle what some students thought how big their heads were... funny.


Many fences here if you look closely. This was actually already the farm right across the road. As I mentioned in my last post, this is the area of Sonoma County that is mainly farm land and you don't find any vineyards. You can also see how dry the land is in our fourth year of severe drought.


I always have a weakness for barbed wire, I don't really know why.



And since you liked the calves so much, here are two more photos - behind a fence, of course. The calves had just been bottle fed and there was still some milk on the fence, and some of the calves thought they better lick it!



I'm linking to Theresa's Good Fences because these are definitely good fences!

15 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh sweet little cow kisses! So adorable. What fun photos, seeing them here and when we're out catching the ones around where I live. Very charming captures you caught of them all! Especially the cows, but also the highlighted fence close ups, very nice.

TexWisGirl said...

precious little calves!! adorable! really love the fence views - especially the barbed wire. really artful! and i do hope you will get some RAIN and relief from that dreadful drought!

W. Latane Barton said...

Cute pictures of the calves. I, too, am crazy about barbed wire. And, like you, I haven't the faintest idea why.

Jeanne said...

Love your captures of this barb wire. Great depth of field, and what sweet faces on those cows.

EG CameraGirl said...

Rural, beautiful and seasonal...you've got it all! :)

Felicia said...

LOVE all your fence images especially #4. Baby calves are just the cutest.

Ida said...

Great post. My the land does look really dry there. We've finally got rain (wish it would stop). I just love the detail of the weathered wood, the barbed wire and those cute cows.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the close ups of the fences and the barbed wire and the 2 calves are gorgeous

Sally H said...

wonderful fences! Cute calves too! Stunning photography, Carola!

Ruth Kelly said...

That's funny to see a cow chewing on a fence.

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful - but the evidence of the drought made my heart ache. So very familiar.
I do hope that life-giving rains fall. Soon.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Es hat wieder großen Spaß gemacht durch deine letzten Beiträge zu schlendern. Die Fotos sind so schön :o) Diese hier mag ich besonders gerne.

Tanya Breese said...

the photos are wonderful but my heart skipped a beat with those baby cows! adorable!

gina said...

What wonderful autumn images, so full of the joy of fall's special colors and light. The calves pic really grabbed me too.

girl friday said...

Yes, me too. Barbed wire. Strange when I remember how many trouisers I've torn climning over them.
Love your take on things, but feel so sad about interminable the drought.

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