Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lion Gate Revisited

Remember this?

Inquiring minds wanted to know who, in this economy, could afford such a lavish entrance when it's all many of us can do to remain living indoors. I emailed the contractor's website, but received no answer. Ha! That's because it's HIS — Clayton Boyd's — place. If you check out his website, you'll see this guy's in a sweet position to build one hell of a place for himself. His company can do a lot of the high dollar work.

On my way home yesterday, I stopped and talked to the lone welder working on this impressive expanse of pipe and cable fence. Look in the upper right quadrant of this pic and you can see the entrance. See the mounded dirt on the far side of the fence? That's where they are excavating for the house and/or barn.
In the upper left is the modest ranchette diagonal to this property.

Here's the zoom view.

Pipe and cable ain't cheap. Most folks around here do the visible parts in pipe and cable and the rest with T-posts and either barbed wire or hot fence. And people generally don't go to this expense unless there will be horses, but as Mike says, "Well, everybody around here has horses." Yes, yes, they do.

And check out this ... whatever it is. I'd say it's a stock tank, but I've never seen one this big or this deep, which you can't really see from either of these photos. It took almost a week for the dozers to dig this hole.

That's the welder's truck mid right.

Stay tuned. I look forward to seeing what he's going to do next.


ezra_pandora said...

wow!! bet that's going to drive property taxes of the surrounding neighbors WAY up!

ezra_pandora said...

Hey, I forgot to say above that I'm making my blog private because of current events. Can you email me at so that I can add your email? If you want, of course. Don't let me pressure you, lol. I hate to do it, and it may only be for a little while, but seeing as though my now ex-boss' may be spying on me for a little bit, I want to keep things out of their minds as my private life is none of their business :) Thanks!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

I'll stay tuned, looks mighty fancy !

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! That's gonna be one swell inground swimming pool! lol!

One word comes to mind: Ostentatious!

I'm with Ezra: Expect thos property taxes to sky rocket. Gah!


Leah Fry said...

Fortunately, it's several miles from me. There's mostly small ranches and grazing land around it.

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