These are not photos of fences; they're a glimpse into a historic landscape and a way of life - the small rural Ontario farm in the late 19th and early 20th century, when horsepower was provided by horses, and fields were the size that a man and a horse could plow in a day.
I noticed this when I stopped to take a picture of some barns, on that rainy cold day last week. Looking at it afterwards, I realized how appealing the picture was to me - four fencerows separating four fields on at least two different farms.
So I started looking for similar pictures. But it's remarkable how hard it is now to find a view like this. So many farms have had the fencerows bulldozed out to create huge fields for cash cropping.
And if the old farm has bush or wetland except at the very back of the farm, the view is blocked. This is one of the most appealing old farms around here for me.
I didn't find very many more, but I'm going to keep looking.
And this jumps to the opposite end of the fence spectrum, a brand new fence just being built. It's so new the posts haven't been trimmed off to a standard height, and there's no wire at all yet. This has been a crop field, but I think it's going to become a pasture.