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cattle gates or... #114763
11/03/03 06:05 AM
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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:
http://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/forages/rotational/images/fencing/cattle_guard.JPG


Re: cattle guards #114764
11/03/03 11:10 AM
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We had cattle guards in Flagstaff. Not quite the same thing as a ha-ha.

http://www.calpoly.edu/~gnewell/ehs122/pages/part2/sld018.htm


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11/03/03 12:26 PM
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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.


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Newby question:

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.

And welcome.

BTW, don't know about the Ozarks, but in Arizona sometimes they just painted the cattle guards on the roads.


Re: cattle gates or... #114767
11/03/03 12:56 PM
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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.




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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.

[moo]


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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.



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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.


Re: cattle gates or... #114771
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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



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True. Baa-aa-aah.


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