Rusty.......the good and the bad.

 Old homestead.
Look what caught my eye...
the rusty wire loop fence.
 I have long been a huge fan of the old wire loop fencing.
You can still buy it.
But it is tremendously expensive.
Much more that chain link, wood, or vinyl fencing.
Most of the old wire loop fencing that I've seen, has been a pretty standard pattern.
 This was the first time that I had ever seen this pattern of wire loop fencing.
I love the little wire looped circle at the top, and the way the finer gauge wire is woven between the sections.
 This is the pattern of wire loop fencing that is more commonly seen.
This roll of wire loop fencing is in the back of 'big green'.
We picked it up at the landfill.
For free.
With permission of course.
Rusty yes.... but the good kind of rust.
 An entire roll of wonderfully rusty wire loop fencing.
Just perfect.
I'm hoping that there is enough to go all the way around my garden boxes.
I'm wanting to have a beautiful potager's garden, with this gorgeous wire loop fencing around it.
 Bad rust.
A 'before' picture of one of our three corrals.
Far too rusty for corrals.
Brooke working on getting the corrals painted.
A pair of rubber disposable gloves, then a pair of cotton jersey work gloves over the top.
Dip palms of hands into five gallon bucket of paint.
Incredibly fast and effective painting of metal pole corrals!!
My thanks to my step father in law for this tip.
He has worked at the church farm for many, many years, and let us know that this is the way they do out at the church farm.
 Naturally, Rowdy supervised the project.
He managed to stay out of the way , and not get any paint on him.
The corrals look brand new!
Bad rust ... taken care of.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm grateful that we have had safety with us as we have had to travel up and down the
freeway several times this week.  Six hours or more of being on the freeway.
Safe and sound travel.
~I'm grateful that we were able to pick up our new trailer and A.T.V.'s without incident.
~I'm grateful that the good guys over at Gunnison Implements were able to give us 50% off
of motor cycle helmets for the whole family.


  1. I've never noticed the wire loop fencing; amazing.
    The corrals look great with the paint. Thankful you had a good/safe week. Wishing you an enjoyable weekend, Kerin.

  2. Neat old homestead. You have to imagine that the wire at that homestead might have been hand made. What a chore that must have been. Have a great day.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  3. I LOVE it!! Old fashioned country charm says "home" like none other :)

  4. Looks great. I like that idea for painting.

    Have a good day.


  5. Loving the old fence...i bet it looks good when you are done with it. Thanks for coming by today..
    i hope your weekend is going great.

  6. It looks great!! Rowdy is so cute!! Such a sweet face!! Love the rusty wire fencing!! Have a great weekend!! xo Heather

  7. Corrals look great!!! I'm headed to the workin' pens now, we're workin' 76 head of feeder cattle this afternoon. Let me tell ya...they could use a coat of this paint for sure!!!

    I adore those old woven looped fences. The kind I grew up with...nothin' went through them!!!

    God bless ya and have a marvelous weekend sweetie!!!

    Trucks are unloadin'....better run..........

  8. Well, you learn something new every day!!
    I, too, love that rusty, loopy fencing.
    It will be perfect around your garden!

  9. I love that old fencing and see it on some yards of the older homes around here when I walk. With flowers growing up around it is garden perfection.

  10. Oh my, Kerin! I love that fencing. How lucky you were to be able to lay claim to a roll for free. And what a fantastic tip for painting poles. Ingenious! The corals look great. Rowdy's so sweet.

  11. Wow, great fencing. I love the loopy pattern of it.

    The corrals look great. Never thought of painting like that. Love the idea.

    I hope the fencing that you got will be enough to go around your garden.:)

    Have a great Monday, take care,Janet W

  12. I am looking forward to seeing your good-rusty fence in place. Your attitude of gratitude is what makes a happy life - always being thankful for the blessings!

  13. Kerin, I can't thank you enough for your encouragement and your prayers. I am absolutely overcome with the tender mercies of folks I have never actually met. I will be forever grateful. Thank you again.

    I've never seen that pattern of fencing before either, but I LOVE it. It is going to look great in your garden area. I also appreciate that painting tip! Wow, what a difference!! Great job. Take care and I hope you have a wonderful week!! blessings and hugs ~ Tanna

  14. That is just the coolest idea for painting a fence quick- love it!

  15. Restoration...all throughout your post.
    Thank you for sharing, Kerin. This blessed me more than you know. I'm always amazed at the simple things God uses to minister to us. :)
    Although I'm not fully blogging at this time, I am continuing to visit and stay in touch with a few close blogging friends.
    Much love,


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