Saturday, June 23, 2007

Osage Orange hedge posts

I imagine I have more pictures than anybody cares to see, but I thinned them out as best I could.  At least I spared you the dozen or more shots of Sadie.  She had a delightful morning running free.

Cliff's friend Tommy recently bought some cattle; he has plenty of land, but none of it is fenced.  He's been looking for some hedge posts to buy for quite awhile, but balked at paying $30 apiece for them. 

Hedge (Osage Orange) posts are heavy, strong, and tougher than iron.  They'll outlast any wire you attach to them. 

Tommy was after corner posts, which are the strongest point in any fence.  They serve as an anchor for your whole fenceline.

Cliff's brother, Phil, has Osage Orange trees scattered over his eighty acres; so Cliff and Tommy spent the morning cutting posts. 

I passed time taking pictures and enjoying my dog.  And removing ticks from myself.

12 comments:

madcobug said...

Sounds like a fun morning. I know Sadie had a great time. I have never heard of those kind of trees. I don't guess we have any of those in this area. Helen

bnanajm said...

Looks like Sadie is pooped on the last pic.

::  What's that on yer shoulder???   Eewww - a tick!! ::


:o)

ktkamanski said...

I love this entry and the pics ~ Thank you for sharing your day with us! Nice that they were able to retrieve some of the fence posts needed! Hope your enjoying your weekend! Take care ~ Sadie sure is a cutie!
Katie

sugarsweet056 said...

Sounds like Sadie & you had quite a day.
For some reason I've not been getting your alerts, so thought I'd pop over & check on you. Guess I'll reset the alerts too. :)
Have a nice Sunday.
Sug

geocachelinda66 said...

Good idea to cut your own instead of paying for em.  Linda

rooster1614 said...

Sounds like you had a very busy, hot day.  After looking at those pictures...I feel as though I might be covered in ticks too.  LOL

I don't blame him for using other methods for posts...$30 a piece.  I couldn't afford that.

I'm glad that you & Sadie enjoyed your day together.

amy122389 said...

::sigh::  Living out in the boonies like that would be so awesome......  I don't think I'm much of a people person, anyway...

~Amy

toonguykc said...

THIRTY DOLLARS??  What?  Is there a shortage of hedge trees now?  My dad would plotz if he heard fence posts were that expensive now.  

Russ

luvmort said...

Being a city boy, this entry made absolutely NO sense to me.  LOL!

fowfies said...

Looks like they were wroking pretty hard...nice looking posts for the work though! Ticks...that is one bug that just gives me the willies...if I find one on me I will be looking for them on me the rest of the day...feel creepies on me that arent there...ohhh I hate ticks.

randlprysock said...

Ticks... oh I do hate those ticks.... Maggie had one and we had a devil of a time trying to get it out.  Hugs,
Lisa

mutualaide said...

This was interesting Donna.  I went to the link and discovered that what my mother used to call mock orange is one and the same as your Osage Orange trees.  I don't believe I ever saw one here ... but enjoyed reading about them.

Nice pictures too.  And yeah, there are always ticks ....