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Saw this from afar while wandering today and can't figure out it's purpose. Appears to be loose hanging vertical wooden slats (attached only from the top) from a cable stretched above a ravine.They can't stop water or rocks and large wildlife can just walk around it.
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flexible fences, usually for cattle. In areas where there can be flowing rivers/debris, the fence allows the crap to flow through.
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@LosDosSloFolks That’s taken from off seven springs road I’m guessing?
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@nonot
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose.
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@LosDosSloFolks Yeh I figured, there’s at least a few of those fences in the washes along that road. Can’t say I’ve ever seen that type anywhere else.
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no clue on a dry crossing, especially without a hot wire
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@joebartels
Looks like a wash that has a heavy flow of water only sporadically. I'm guessing the cows are not smart enough to walk around it. Or possibly there is something I can't see on the ends that prevents that from occurring.
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@LosDosSloFolks I’m guessing the terrain has changed since the fence was installed. Whenever I see it I always stop to wonder how it works.
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clothes line
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LosDosSloFolks wrote:hat's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose.
Maybe it's like those cattle grids that are really just lines of paint on the pavement. Or maybe there used to be regular fence extending from either end of the hula skirt.
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markthurman53 wrote:clothes line
Lumber dryer line
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LosDosSloFolks wrote: Mar 20 2019 7:38 pm @nonot
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought at first except that the cattle can just walk around either side. Seems to defeat the purpose.
It's possible the fence to the sides has either fallen into disrepair or been torn down? Some of them are quite old and no longer serve a purpose since ranching rights change over time.
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@nonot
I think you have nailed it. Thanks again.
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Chums called them Meat Curtains, an image and name I've been unable to rid myself of.
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Alston_Neal wrote: Mar 21 2019 10:16 am Chums called them Meat Curtains, an image and name I've been unable to rid myself of.
Thanks a lot for now infecting me with a non-removable mental picture.
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Unrelated, it's almost lunch time, and I think the menu calls for a roast beef sandwich.
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Alston_Neal wrote:I believe in sharing the wit and wisdom of our esteemed members.
Ok, so which is it, wit or wisdom... or none of the above?
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