Friday, January 15, 2016

Cactus Fence

Any one who has driven around the hill country of Texas very much, has seen fences made of cedar pickets wired together to form a fence. They used to be popular for corrals and cattle working pens as they were cheap, cedar was plentiful and live stock couldn't see through it. Not being able to see through it, they weren't as likely to jump. In more recent times, it is used more as nostalgic looking fences for entrances as well as yard fences. This one is my neighbors down the road a bit.
While we were in Tucson I noticed several fences made like the cedar picket fences but they were made using ocotillo limbs.. I saw them both as live stock fences and ornamental fences. Seems only reasonable to make do with what you have on hand. This one is the boundary fence for a park in eastern Tucson.


Rock rose said...

Love those living desert fences.

Rasal Khan said...

Nice cactus garden

michael said...

Known as a sisal mat, theories floor coverings are formed from a types of a prickly plant called Agave sisalana. This is a pointed, green prickly plant shrub that flourishes in the dry deserts of Africa, Brazil, and Mexico, and so forth. The desert flora fiber from the leaves and the stems is known not hard-wearing and capable for lodging purposes.