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Plastic containers stuck on fence posts?
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Kathy Kish    Posted 08-07-2002 at 11:17:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I was taking a drive out in the country around Peterstown, W.Va. I noticed that one farmer had cut those plastic 2-liter pop containers in half and put the bottom halves on the tops of his fence posts. He didn't have them on all of them, but may have been waiting until he had a chance to drink enough pop to get some more bottles. What I want to know is Why? Is there some purpose to this? Is he trying to keep water from leaking into the ends of his posts or trying to scare birds away or what?
They were green plastic, if that helps any.
- Kathy

Farmer's Neighbor    Posted 07-21-2003 at 04:44:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why assume it was the farmer who put them there? Anyone knows a person is innocent until proven guilty. It was probably a bus load of thirsty tourists marking their way back for when they got lost. Leave that Poooor farmer alone! :)

Tammy - East Texas    Posted 08-10-2002 at 21:43:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
one thing I must say it sounds like a better idea then to put dead fish heads on the top of the fence post.

Hogman** gotta be one in every crowd---SO    Posted 08-08-2002 at 22:30:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
In winter water soaks down in cracks in end of post,water freezes,makes crack bigger,more water ,freeze ,bigger crack on and on ,post rot out at top.

On tha other hand it reminds Me of a time onct

bob ny    Posted 08-08-2002 at 04:29:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
i think the farmer uses the plastic to tell him
not to staple the wire any higher on the post than the bottle

DeadCarp    Posted 08-07-2002 at 20:45:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well see, he hopes the posts will sprout all kindsa branches in the bottles and slowly re-shape them. Then all he has to do is whittle the wood out and he'll have Christmas Tree bases for all those migrating trees. Up here, they put paper tags on the trees before they cut them, then when they all migrate South in the Fall, the truckers know where to take them. Course, they'll need a base............
But then who believes me anyway?

bob ny    Posted 08-08-2002 at 04:24:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
funny you should mention that carp this year the trees didn't come back i heard the cost was so great that most of them had to take a second lob
to make it next yesr some are standing in pots
in malls others are hanging onto newly constructed buildings bob w

What it really, really means-Pcc-AL    Posted 08-07-2002 at 18:00:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
The guy is getting in practice to bring back the Burma Shave signs. They were great,reading the fun things while riding down a country road on Sunday afternoon in the back seat of a new 53 Chevy. Your best girl's Mom and Pop driving, it was known as the Sunday afternoon ride. Lots of fun.

Al, your dating yourself Ron/PA    Posted 08-08-2002 at 17:38:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Empty beer cans on the road,
are ugly many say,
but when at night,
reflecting bright,
they safely guide the way:::

Rachel    Posted 08-08-2002 at 18:32:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good one. I barely remember Burma Shave signs. But our local cave, Onondaga, had signs all the way to it's entrance. IS IT HOT IN THE CAR, THE KIDS DRIVING YOU MAD, RELAX IN THE CAVE, ETC ( In other words, can't remember it all! First words I remember reading as a child.)

bob ny    Posted 08-07-2002 at 17:04:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
they make dandy wasp and hqrnet nests

Gimpleg    Posted 08-07-2002 at 14:11:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, it sounds to me like it's some kinda code!! That farmer might be some kinda secret agent! Yup, In this day and time you never know! It bein' in WVa. makes it even more suspicious.

Rufus Windrow    Posted 08-07-2002 at 20:58:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now there Gimper, you're gonna get a lot of the folks upset with that sort of talk (even though it is a secret code). I'll bet if you check, the farmers name is Mr. Morse, and those pop bottles would then be called the "Morse Coke". --..- ---..-. -.-.-- --.-....-! Hey, there's a way we can talk about the --..- ----...-.- -.....- and not get into trouble.

T.W.Sherman    Posted 08-07-2002 at 19:38:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Gimpleg, Please explain why it is more suspicious because it is in West Virginia.

Gimpleg    Posted 08-08-2002 at 08:30:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well see boys, they's been lots of strange things happenin' in that part of the country (WVA) ever since them counties they now call West Va. didn't go to the Conferacy with the rest of Va. Yup, mighty suspicious ever since.

ger    Posted 08-08-2002 at 10:20:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

MIGHT BE...............    Posted 08-07-2002 at 18:39:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
The begining of the landing lamps for the *** (Deleted) tractor's universal landing pad.

Don't Go There At Night!

ger    Posted 08-07-2002 at 15:02:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don,t think we should say to much about this suject on here know somethings should.nt be talked about .later ger

Keeps posts from rotting on the end.    Posted 08-07-2002 at 12:07:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

Only one problem with that    Posted 08-07-2002 at 19:01:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any post I ever saw always rotted right at the ground level. Doubt if covering the top will prevent that.

DAVE COYNER    Posted 08-08-2002 at 13:41:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]

you use them for target practice.Hunting season is getting near.Or it could be he just put them there so u ppl would have somthing to talk

DeadCarp - maybe he's not done yet    Posted 08-07-2002 at 20:39:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
See, his fence posts rot at ground-level too - he just hasn't had the time to pile dirt all the way to the plastic bottles yet! :)

OH GREAT, NOW YA TOLD EVERYBODY!    Posted 08-07-2002 at 15:42:53       [Reply]  [No Email]

June    Posted 09-05-2002 at 10:46:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe it's for the same reason they tie red rags to the top wire of barbed wire fencing. To keep durn fool snowmobilers from hanging or decapitating themselves.

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