Friday, December 9, 2011

The fence is the star this time

Usually I try to keep fences out of my photographs. The animals are the stars, afterall.

But yesterday I got an unusual phonecall. From France. The caller happened to be looking at the pictures on this blog and also happened to be a VP with Horseguard, the manufacturer of the electric fence that surrounds the 7MSN. She was wondering if she might use some of my pictures on their website and in their catalog.

"Oui, oui!" I said. I'm making that up. I actually said, "Sure!" International exposure for mes animaux...why not? She mentioned a few of the images she particularly liked and asked if I had any pictures of my fence in the snow. I said I've got plenty of snow right now and I would take one. Once the pictures are up on their website, of course I'll let you know, as long as you promise not to tell four certain equines whose heads are too big already.

Speaking of plenty of snow, this stuff just will not go away. It's unusual for us to get dumped on in the first place, but for the snow to stick around for a week is practically unheard of. I went on a reconnaissance mission yesterday afternoon in the Ranger to see if getting out to the highway would be an option any time soon.

Amazingly, the county had come through and plowed the road – a first! The drifts were pretty ridiculous. As long as the temperatures stay below freezing, getting out will be easy. The real fun starts when all this turns to mud.

16 comments:

  1. yes please, let us know when the gang are posted and modeling in their new career :P You have more snow than us......
    I am serious, the temps have been over zero and our snow is almost gone here in Alberta, Canada. and NO NO NO I am NOT complaining :D

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  2. I still can't believe that you have so much snow and here in Toronto Ontario Canada we dont have a flake! I have been begging mother nature for the white stuff. Perhaps like our sweet bird friend, she got lost and took a wrong turn. I hope she makes it our way soon!

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  3. Go to town for groceries now before it melts.

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  4. How exciting! And, Carson, yes, I think you should get ready for MUD!!!

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  5. Isn't it amazing how small the world is now that we have the internet?!

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  6. That is very cool about Horse guard! Congrats and hope you can get to the pavement safe and sound soon.

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  7. Visiting your blog with pictures of that much snow confuses that little pea I have inside my head. I always have an image that your place is warm. Really warm. A place I'd like to retire to in winter. Now you show me all this snow? What the? That can't be real can it?

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  8. There's no stopping the MSN herd now- Super International Stars! Actually, it's wonderful that the quality of your photography has been recognized- congratulations to you.

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  9. I bet Lucy had her agent call the fence company. She decided she wasn't ready for a quiet retirement after all. (Oh my, I hope Wynonna doesn't get wind of this...)

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  10. Ohhh noooo,,, what a mess that will be.....ick.....

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  11. I happened to register the Horse Guard a while back, too--I have a top strand above my wire fencing. It started out as temp fencing 10 years ago when we moved out here, and has been re-strung and re-positioned several times as it was needed elsewhere. Now that my fencing is pretty well finished, it will probably stay put--but it has lasted very well

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  12. Unbelieveable! France? Geez! Who would have known. That is great! I can't believe how much snow you have received! It is beautiful. Yes, the mud will be there soon. I hope you have some good muck boots!

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  13. Very exciting!!! Now if you can teach 'em to autograph their magazine photos... :-)

    And WOW on the snow!! Amazing. The country finally caliched my parents road near Pep, NM so they can get out in bad weather but before that oivee...

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  14. Looking forward to seeing the French post. The road pic really does capture the "middle of nowhere" theme!

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  15. Estella from Co.12/9/11, 8:43 AM

    You have even more snow then we do. Oh! my goodness, stars in the making. I don't imagine you will be moving to Hollywood? Keep us posted he he he Hugs to all

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  16. I have to say it, I'm jealous. I live in Saskatchewan (Canada) and we have almost no snow. Definitely not enough to make a drift. Just little patches of it here & there *sigh*
    Hubby is blaming me, I bought snow shoes at the end of November lol

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