Saturday, May 26, 2012

at the billings farm

this path divided the oxen from the cows and horses.
do you suppose this would have been as peaceable a kingdom without the fences?

14 comments:

Malyss said...

A kind of no man's land between two worlds.. Did you feel like a UNO peacekeeper while walking there? ..:o)

Birdman said...

If there was no fence... beware the cow patties and other assorted 'gifts of nature'.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe the oxen and the cows do not get along because the oxen are resentful of the fact that they have to work harder.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It might work out surprisingly well, even cats and dogs can sometimes be the best of friends. Beautiful rural image Brattcat, enjoy your long weekend.

Butch said...

Great shot!

Jack said...

This is really pretty. Your viewers should enlarge the picture to appreciate it better. I always heard that cows and horses don't like each other, but I am a city boy. What do I know?

Madge Bloom said...

Love that country lane!

Carraol said...

Indeed, the enlarged picture looks with much detail and beauty. The scene is of hard work or/and peaceful and bucolic!

Lowell said...

Cows and horses seem to get along just fine. They lack some human "qualities" that lead to fractious behavior that is often dangerous. Why that is so, I dunno.

I like the photo very much!

Kate said...

Ah, fences; the possibility of contentious thoughts, ala Frost in "Mending Wall"--my mind jumps from thought to thought. When the Berlin Wall came down, I read that poem in an all school assembly.

Library Jewel said...

Probably not. Thus the fence ws constructed. Isn't there a saying about fences making good neighbors?

Cezar and Léia said...

This fence reminds me of mammy's farm in Brazil.It was used only to protect the animals from the road nearby.
This picture is adorable, a scenery of Jane Austen novels. :)
Cute!
hugs
Léia

Sharon Creech said...

I wonder who are the troublemakers - the oxen or the cows & horses? :)

JM said...

This is so pretty! What a lovely photo.