Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Road Less Traveled and the Cow Conundrum

Early Fall ~
the leaves are still green,
the sun is warm.

Traveling down a less traveled road,
beauty fills every glance.




Barbed wire fencing and remnants 
of an old water trough decorate the road side.
 


 Once around the curve in the road,
a scene of tranquil beauty opened up before me.

Open spaces, rolling hills
and cows, lots of cows.





There were momma cows, baby cows, and bulls, 
white cows, brown cows and spotted cows ~ 









As I turned to look to the other side of the road,
I saw this strange tool 
hanging from the barbed wire fence.
I stopped to take a closer look.









And then I met the nicest, 
mild mannered, young man.

He explained that the cows 
had gotten loose earlier
and were meandering down the road.

The fence needed repairs. 

He was gracious enough 
to let me snap a few photos.








 That big tool is called a fence stretcher

He had another tool held tight between his knees that looked like a giant wrench....

that is what he used to crimp the splice.
The splice holds two pieces of wire together. 
 
Well, you don't say! 

You learn something 
new every day!


Fix your Fence in 3 Fast & Easy steps.

  1. Put a fence stretcher on the wire you want to repair.  Cut the slack wire with the Splice-It Crimp 'N Cut tool.
  2. Cut off excess wire, leaving enough wire to extend past the splice 1/2" on either side.  Put ends of wire through splice. 
  3. A plier works great for tapping the splice through the wire.   Crimp the splice 3 to 4 times with the Splice-It Crimp 'N Cut tool. Remove the fence stretcher.

  All the escapees were herded back in the fields
and all was right with the world ~ again!






 
 Sweet little one!




 The mountain scenery was beautiful.

As I came to the end of the road ~





 I realized what I would have missed, 
had I not chosen the road less traveled. 





Live your Authentic Life - Be the Real You!
Blessings,

Martha

7 comments:

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Beautiful. We are lucky to have many roads like that about 5 mintues from me ;) What a glorious day. Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing.

Martha at Authentica said...

Thank you so much! Sounds like you need to take a Sunday afternoon drive...on one of those less traveled roads! LOL! Thank you again for stopping by and commenting!
Hugs, Martha

Kathy said...

Martha as all your posts this is lovely, I need to stop and smell the roses so to speak, I believe this day I will go on a road less traveled in NC, thanks

ruzzel01 said...

You need that definitely. You have such a large area.
wireless glass break detector

MEM said...

Hi Martha, enjoyed the road less traveled. We ride on these roads every day here in rural Mn. Have been following your FB since you did a story on Green Bean in Cummin. Sis in law has space there so loved the pics and story. Look forward to many new blogs!! smiles

Martha at Authentica said...

MEM - thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you have the opportunity to drive "the less traveled roads" too! :) Stop back by and let me know how I'm doing!
Blessings,
Martha

LaPouyette said...

Wonderful! Love the cows!
xxxk