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#114763 - 11/03/03 06:05 AM cattle gates or...  
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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


#114764 - 11/03/03 11:10 AM Re: cattle guards  
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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


#114765 - 11/03/03 12:26 PM Re: cattle guards  
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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.


#114766 - 11/03/03 12:53 PM Re: cattle guards  
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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.


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




#114768 - 11/03/03 01:23 PM Re: cattle guards  
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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]


#114769 - 11/03/03 02:02 PM Re: cattle guards  
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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.



#114770 - 11/03/03 02:47 PM Stranger than fiction  
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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.


#114771 - 11/03/03 03:32 PM Re: cattle gates or...  
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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



#114772 - 11/03/03 04:04 PM Re: cattle gates or...  
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True. Baa-aa-aah.


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