I'm still intrigued with the fences I see when I'm driving around the valley where the posts are so close together. Farmers have added extra posts at very short spacing, to prevent the fences collapsing under the winter snow load when the ten foot snowbanks melt, turn half into ice, and collapse in the spring. I posted a few in the winter here, in contrast to these peaceful summer views.
One of my favourite rural views, with the Bruce Trail stile in the foreground. That isolated old small barn looks great in the winter snows.
You can clearly see the regular larger fenceposts, with smaller ones added at very narrow intervals in between.
One of several farms around here where the barn is still in use, but no house remains. I talked to a farmer nearby today who farms 2500 acres, most of which is rented - a long way from the typical 100 acres farms that each old barn represents!