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January 14, 2015 "Good fences make good neighbors" they say but gates are more interesting. They are decorative at times but mainly they are useful. For those of us who have spent time climbing over, inserting self through, or rolling under fences, gates are particularly appreciated. Moreoveri gates tell you a lot about the people who own them. Back in the day most fences around here had what we called a "Texas gate" in them. With access to more accurate information on the Internet, it turns out that "Texas Gate" is usually the name for what we used to call a "cattle guard"--a pit in the road with round pipes running horizontally so cars can get over but cattle won,t--and our "Texas Gate" is really a Hampshire Gate in Britain, a "taranki" in New Zealand, a "slap" in Ireland...TMl! Whatever it's called this gate is formed by cutting wire strands near a post, wrapping them around another post or, more likely, a semi-straight branch, and putting hoops, top and bottom, on the fixed fencepost to hold the semi-straight branch. The advantages of a Texas gate are that it is easy to make, cheap and unobtrusive. When a nicer gate was wanted, again back in the day, it was usually made out of wood. The wooden gate now across the road by the corral was made by Grandfather Jens Skagen in the late forties. It used to be out at the entrance to what was then our property, then was moved to the Thompson Greening, then... we forget but the principle remains: but waste not want not. Waste not want not being a hallmark of life back in the day and even now once in a while, country folk don't throw away gates because you never know when they might come in handy. The results may not have a 'look' suitable to, say, Hoskings Ranch, but they keep the horses in or out as the case may be while letting people and the old owner. We must confess to some of that as well--the gate to our little house is as forged and fancy as they get. It suits our, um, unique?...well, certainly rustic fence, which congruity was a feat only Jim Hubbell could have managed. So...our gates run the gamut from old to new, simple to fancy and cheap to pretty not-cheap. Maybe this is just what happens over time. I t ::C---= :q [ pickup truck through as needed. /',. ' i I iI / and/or homemade do not seem to be valued by many, especially newcomers to the Back Country, gates have grown fancier and With popcorn on hand, you're perhaps have become status only minutes away from a symbols, culminating in the satisfying and healthful treat. "gated community" where the Many creativewintertimerecipes function of the gate isn't to are at keep cattle in but keep people *** out. (Does this say something "Using canola oil in place about our society?) The metal of butter for baked goods and pole gate has replaced the old other sweets helps lighten up wire Texas gate and entry gates desserts," says Scott Samuel, are forged, fluted, arched and chef-instructor at The Culinary generally crafted to reflect the Institute of America. Watch his importance (and taste, however step-by-step online videos at dicey that may be) of the property " :'www.cano/ The Julian News 7 (760) 765 0192 OPE We have our own private parking lot behind the office... C O R N E R T RE E T entrance off 'C" Street www.j Est. 1967 P.O. Box 1000 Julian, CA 92036 CA BRE Lic #00859374 A very special property which has not been offered for sale before! SPECTACULAR VIEWS The expansive view is absolutely fantastic from this lovely home on 34 acres high on a hill. It is very private but not far from historic downtown Julian. The house has an open floor plan with adjoining living room, dining area, kitchen and family room. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 spectacular rock fireplaces. There are fantastic views from the 100 foot long deck - all the way to Catalina Island, San Clemente Islands and to the ocean! A very small portion of the land is leased - on which there is a cell tower, for which there are considerable monhly payments to the owner; Priced at $785,000 SPACIOUS HOME NOT FAR FROM TOWN Nice large two-story home was built in 2003, It is over 2900 square feet, three bedrooms - master bedrooms on both floors plus another bedroom, and 3.5 baths, bonus/office room. On a nice comer half acre lot. Granite counter tops in kitchen, laundry room, tile and carpet throughout. Large deck with nice views. Priced Right at Reduced to //[i 0 VERY NICE HOME IN "TOWN" - PRIVATE SETTING ... Just two blocks off main street - an easy walk to stores, restaurants, library, schools and most everywhere in town. Located on a (almost half acre) comer lot with large trees and landscaping. Fireplace in the living roon, separate dining room, great kitchen with breakfast area, three bedrooms, double garage and additional parking area, secluded back yard with some spectacular sunset views. Priced at $415,000 Rose Steadman, Broker / Owner email: CA BRE Lic #00859374 Kirby Winn, Realtor Associate email: CA BRE Lic#00326128