Sunday, June 29, 2008
Old fence post
If only an old fence post could talk, think of the history it could tell. The fence that includes this old soldier is relatively new, put up by my neighbor at Bosque Santa Lucia to keep his cows and goats at home. But we can be sure that the post, itself, is several decades old. It's fought other wars in the past. The wood that remains is hard as nails, but it was probably much larger when a young soldier. Termites always start with the softest wood and then work up. I'm willing to bet that the fence post will be around for a few more decades. I know people who love to make charcoal from old fence material. It's said to be the best.