Good Fences… #7

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This fence was the first thing we would see as we entered the property of Native Stone Winery just outside Jefferson City, Missouri. Lots of great memories meeting family at Native Stone for birthday parties and other celebrations. Certainly miss it. Miss the wine too! How I love a windy country road. If it ends at a winery with family and friends gathered for an afternoon of laughter, well you can’t ask for much more than that!

Speaking of friends.. I am trying to get caught up on comments at your blogs. We have had a crazy three weeks. I am hoping for a peaceful summer with few issues and strange happenings. Although yesterday an unidentified critter decided that the cool earth under our front porch would make a lovely summer home. Hoping it isn’t a skunk, it would be our third one on The Tiny Ten. Gotta love living in the country.

Joining Tex for Good Fences this Thursday…

64 thoughts on “Good Fences… #7

    1. I think people already talk.. πŸ˜€ No sign of the intruder all day yesterday. Hope you and MasterB are mending well. I didn’t see your hurt at the scar but MasterB’s leg looks positively sore.

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    1. In response to yours on my blog. No haven’t read Arnie, but will make an effort to do so. Sounds like a good kids book. And yes, I’m in Illinois. Born and raised here, but spent all my middle years in Texas. We are neighbors!

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    1. An eviction notice was served last night. We will see. No stink this morning but no sign of the intruder. We were very close to putting The Tiny Ten up for sale last week. Wouldn’t that have been a special welcome????

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  1. Love the black and white of that fence photo – it’s perfect for “mood” and a just plain GREAT photo…..love visiting wineries – there are tons of them here…..makes for a great get-together! I do hope you are not turning into a Skunk B&B….you’ll certainly know it soon enough (p.u.).

    Hugs, Pam

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  2. What a lovely shot!
    Ewwwww skunks! When we still owned our summer house (in South Dartmouth) it was set in a rugged area along the coast of Buzzards Bay and very near some thick conservation woods. Fox and deer were common sights, so that gives you an idea of the level of wildlife there. A families of skunk always lived behind the walled garden and one summer the mother sprayed the hell out of our deck and one side of the house. Do you know there were still remnants of that odor the NEXT summer???? Even after a Massachusetts winter, it lingered!
    Crazy strong scent!!! I hope for your sake you DON’T have any under the porch!!!!

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    1. Karen we had a Mama skunk and later her stinky kids move into our stone wall near the dining room. We know the stink well. I will have a nervous breakdown if this is a skunk and it stinks up the inside of my house. We know skunk stink very well.. πŸ˜€ Keep your fingers crossed for us!

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  3. I am trying to catch up, too!!! I have been trying to manage that but unsuccessfully. I hope your eviction notice works well! No one wants extra critters under the porch!

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    1. No sign of the intruder this morning. We are always dealing with critters. Last year it was bats in the attic, 500 bucks to Critter Gitters and they were out of there with protective screens on the air vents. Three years ago it was a Mama skunk and her 5 stinkers. Right after we moved here in 2005 it was a groundhog under the porch. We just borrow this property from the animals.. πŸ˜€

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      1. Seriously–it is theirs and you just moved right in. How could you be so inconsiderate? πŸ™‚ Aside from a couple of bunnies under the deck most of our critters come and move right on after they get their fill at the bird feeders. πŸ™‚

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  4. There is something about that fence and that dirt road that says, “Come on in and unwind.” I hope that you don’t have a skunk under the porch. They don’t make the best neighbors.

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  5. Hi Pix! Love the editing of this photo. I love driving down country roads, too, unless I’ve just washed my car! lol! Hope the rest of the week and weekend are good for you. It’s been raining here this morning. And since we’re heading you-know-where down south tomorrow for a few days, I hope the weather cooperates. Rain is in the forecast, tho. Darn it.

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    1. Hmm.. Cheryl I didn’t think it was going to be rainy you-know-where but I just checked the forecast and yep.. dang. Well at least you will get away! Raining here this morning too AND Three Rivers is here putting in our new pole in the yard. They are such nice guys. Careful of our trees too. BG is not with Three Rivers I am guessing but all those linemen are the best. Enjoy your trip and I am going to check out your blog.. πŸ™‚

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  6. Great fence!!!! We had a skunk move in under our shed a few years ago. Someone told use they really don’t like daytime noises so we put a boombox in the shed with hard rock full blast for 3 days and nights and the critter moved on. Not a friend of ” Heavy Metal” I guess.

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  7. That road and fence do look very welcoming!
    We don’t have skunks here. I’ve heard how bad they smell, so I’d love to smell one. Most things that bipeds say smell bad actually smell wonderful!

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    1. Clowie skunk stink is like no other stink. It burns your eyes and lungs. Skunk stink is as bad as it gets. People who have dogs that have been sprayed by skunks will do just about anything to get rid of the stink. I am happy for you that you do not have skunks in your part of the country! Enjoy your weekend Clowie!!!

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  8. Well once again I’m “late” commenting but I couldn’t pass up saying how much I enjoyed this lovely photo and the way you processed it. Thankful that your “critter” visitor doesn’t appear to be a skunk. Have a great day.

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  9. Oh it is so beautiful in monochrome! I hope the critter under your porch isn’t a skunk either..
    Hoping your next few weeks will a relaxing one!

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  10. Very pretty fence….reminds me of old movies when they are turning to drive of a ranch
    Hugs madi your bfff
    PS Mom says her PITT is getting lots better and yes a little Whine and Wine are a cure all~

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  11. what a lovely fence – and a great editing job here too. looks so retro… i must get into textures some day πŸ™‚
     
    in any case, skunks are no fun. my parents had a hobby farm and my mom got sprayed. no matter what she did with those clothes – baking soda, burying them, etc etc, nothing got rid of that awful stench. so the clothes became has-beens. they have adorable little faces but they make better stories than neighbours. all the best in clearing your unwanted guest.

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  12. Good Morning Friend! I am catching up too! Loved the fence pic! Hoping that your visitor isn’t a skunk too! Hoping that you and I both have uneventful summers! Lack of calamity is welcome here!

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    1. Hey Madi and Mom! I am good. It is cooler here in Missouri but humid, raining and dreary. I am heading for the auction. I have my eye on your scarf! I am behind in commenting but I will visit you Madi. We have life issues that keep getting in the way of blogging! Hugs and scritches Madi!

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  13. Ms. Pix…MOL MOL MOL the first family pet was a mighty mini Doxie…mom always said he feets smelled like fritos!!
    That is too funny that you think our feets smell like that too. Speaking of fritos they pair nicely with a glass of The Hogue!!
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Had the Hogue yesterday with The Mama(CH’s Mom) for CH’s birthday.. πŸ™‚ Our Z Cat had black pads and her feeties smelled just like fritos! Our never smelled our Doxie Dutchie’s feeties when I was a kid….. such a shame… πŸ˜€

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  14. Hi Pix…
    JUst wanted to let your know I mailed your scarf today, June 23, 2014, they say it might arrive by Saturday, but to allow for a few extra days? Don’t know why. LOL so anyway hopefully you have it by next Monday.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  15. Loved that fence and the road. It remind me when I was a little girl and my parents have a little farmer, a “sΓ­tio” in Portuguese. The black&white photo looks beautiful too.

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