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#114763 - 11/03/03 01:05 AM cattle gates or...
Loc: Austin, TX
We called these 'cattle guards' when I was growing up in the Ozark Mountains.
Here's a pic for people who have never encountered one:
#114764 - 11/03/03 06:10 AM Re: cattle guards
We had cattle guards in Flagstaff. Not quite the same thing as a ha-ha.
#114765 - 11/03/03 07:26 AM Re: cattle guards
Loc: Austin, TX
Great image! [Newby question: How did you get your URL to light up as a 'clickable' link?]
I've only seen ha-ha's in English gardening books -- and up close and personal in a couple of English gardens as well. Very clever idea. Love the name.
#114766 - 11/03/03 07:53 AM Re: cattle guards
You got 23 posts to go before you get to be a newbie.
Check the FAQ link up at the top of the page for the answer to that question and many more and enjoy being strange for a while.
BTW, don't know about the Ozarks, but in Arizona sometimes they just painted the cattle guards on the roads.
#114767 - 11/03/03 07:56 AM Re: cattle gates or...
We have those cattle gates/guards that Zed described in the UK too, but whereas they protect an entrance way, the ha-ha usually runs for a considerable length.
Interesting name you have, gift horse. I won't ask about your teeth.
#114768 - 11/03/03 08:23 AM Re: cattle guards
Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for pointing out the FAQ. I'll check them out. Afraid I'm destined to always be strange regardless of the number of times I post. ;-)
So, painted cattle guards worked to keep the bovine from roaming, huh? I've never heard of that. Just goes to prove that cattle are not exactly intellectual giants.
#114769 - 11/03/03 09:02 AM Re: cattle guards
not exactly intellectual giants.
I wondered about that. If nothing else it proves they don't have to stick their feet into them to realize what will happen.
#114770 - 11/03/03 09:47 AM Stranger than fiction
Loc: lower upstate New York
I'm destined to always be strange
Then you'll fit right in!! ...and no, I won't say the obvious about your mouth. Welcome.
#114771 - 11/03/03 10:32 AM Re: cattle gates or...
We have those cattle gates/guards .... in the UK too,
but we call them "cattle grids" - even when they are there to keep sheep out
#114772 - 11/03/03 11:04 AM Re: cattle gates or...
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