RUSTY HORSESHOE CRAFTS and BARBWIRE WREATH

Hey ya’ll. I’ve been super busy the last month and a half with new calves on my lil’ farm. This is all new for me and wow at the things you learn.  But anyways this is leading up to my new craft post today using old rusty things on the farm.

I have tons of ole rusty horseshoes around not because I’ve had horses but because I love rusty farm stuff.

So when putting up a new wooden door for the calves I thought about making a sign that said COWS but by using the horseshoes as letters. Here’s how I started.

I just laid them out and moved them around until they started looking like the letters I needed. I just loved tge big fat one I had for a c.

I used medium sized wood screws and screwed them into the door.

And then came the “s.”  I got it but it doesn’t look as good as the other letters.

But I got it the best I could.

The s is just the best I could get it but I’m sure the cows wont mind.

And then I needed to make something to fill the space around it.  So I wanted a rusty wreath made of barbwire. So for me I just went over in an old field and cut some. But if you don’t have any, maybe you can ask around or buy a new roll of wire, and spray paint it rusty brown.

Here I just made a few circles with it and then screwed it straight to the door.

And for one last sign for the side of the lil ole barn, here’s what I made.

I did finally wash off the MOO sign later. I screwed it to a piece of 2×6 then to the wall. But fir the word COWS I just screwed each letter to the wall individually.

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GOOD OLE COUNTRY FENCES #8

Hey ya’ll!
Today I’m joining up with  Run*A*Round Ranch Report to share some country fence photos.
(Click on the photos to view in large file size.)

I traveled up to West Virgina yesterday, looking for some good ones, but oddly, these cute fence pictures came right from about 2 miles from my home, here in KY.
Guess it’s true. “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
– Ricky Gervais

But since I did travel up to West Virgina, I thought I’d still share a quick photo from there.
Heard of the Moth Man?
I hadn’t until 1994 on a night I wish I’d stayed home…
Whether you believe in things like this or not, I’m not trying to persuade you one way or the other.
I just know what I saw.
And I don’t really want to go into details about it…
I just got a cold chill.
But this depiction is about 90% accurate.

Statue dedicated to the Moth Man in Point Pleasant, West Virgina

 It wasn’t scary being there by a man made likeness of it.  But when I pass the place I did see it here in KY, I still get creeped out!

And they also have a good mini-museum dedicated to detailed sightings, a bridge collapse, Men in Black and various other related interests of this creature.

Men in Black in the Moth Man museum, Point Pleasant, West Virgina

See ya’ll next time!

 Thanks again to Good Fences for the linkup!

KY Country Fences in Winchester #3

Today is Good Fences link up day! 
A courtesy of the  The Run*A*Round Ranch Report
Today I am sharing some good ole’ Kentucky country fences found on a day drive through Winchester, KY.

Image from Wikipedia

 

 Hope ya’ll enjoy’em!

Here’s a shot from pretty far away, as I approached.
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And then here a bit closer you can start to see the cute, wooden, black plank fence.
 And then it gets prettier as I go down the bank and the sky begins to be the backdrop for only the fence.
Beautiful!

But then again, I always love anything to do with the country!
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Hope you enjoyed my shots of country fences.
And thanks again to 
 for hosting the Thursday Good Fences Linkup!

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