"A good fence between neighbors is at its best, when the gate between them swings both ways." ~Baxter Black
"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"
It has been said that "good fences make good neighbors." However, "good fences" are hard to find. It's true that nothing dresses up a home place, farm or ranch better than an aesthetically pleasing, fully functional fence. It completely changes the entire landscape for the better and increases property value. On the other hand, nothing looks worse than a broken down or unpainted fence. A rundown fence makes a home place look abandoned and un-kept and is a safety hazard to livestock. Although most all fences look great at first, the big questions are what will it look like in five or ten years, will it be safe and serviceable and how much time and money will I have to spend to keep it looking like the day it was installed?