Monday, October 15, 2007

Open Range

Open Range - Besides being an excellent movie, is land without fences. Hard to come by, these days, in most parts. We are lucky here, to be able to drive through hundreds of acres of open range. These are just a few pictures I took while taking that drive.










One time, a few years ago, a man in a fuel truck was driving through open range. For some reason, his truck caught on fire. They called the fire department, who, after driving way out there, put out the fire. They pulled the truck to the side, and it has sat there ever since. Years.



9 comments:

Mary said...

Hi there, I found you through Julie at Nunnie's Attic. I love your pictures, they are so beautiful, and so different from what I'm used to seeing in the overcrowded northeast!
Mary

Anita said...

Thanks! I think a lot of us out here get so used to seeing all this open country that we forget to be thankful for it!

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

That's a nice one of the truck in the field. :)

kansasrose said...

Where is this range land located???..I still think Kansas is flat sometimes. :O Wicked bull pic!

Anita said...

It's about 30,000 acres in the southwest corner of Kiowa County.
You want beautiful hills and valleys? Come down sometime and we;ll take the scenic 160 highway from COldwater (Commanche County) to Medicine Lodge (Barber County). I haven't gone out of Kiowa county to take pictures, but that highway drive would be a great place for pictures...

Anita said...

Don't you love the look in the bull's eyes?? And no fence whatsoever in between him... And me... lol

kansasrose said...

You is one brave chica honey...that bull looks like a mean one. You ever been chased by one? OOOOwwwwwweeeeee I never ran so fast in my life!

kansasrose said...

I want to go to Kiowa county now! The name of the street my parent's lived on when I was born until I was 2 was called Kiowa.

Anita said...

I didn't get too far from the truck, Heidi! Maybe that look in his eye is incredulousness (dang, big word for 7:30 in the morning!) He has probably never been behind a fence, so maybe he's more laid back... Ya think? lol

Come on down, Jenny... We only have about 5,000 people in the whole county - that's how we can have so much open ground... There is a tiny town down there with about 12 people in it... That's where I'd like to live... It's called Belvidere.

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