Monday, July 24, 2017

The cup fence

One of my second week of school holiday jaunts to get the girls out of the house was to the cup fence. I'd been hearing about it for a while, but not knowing exactly where it actually was. 

I stalked the comments on a photo on facebook (someone I'm not friends with), and surely enough someone asked where it was (insert smiley face).

The cup fence is about half way down Walker's tin hut road, a few kilometres out of town, towards Adelaide. We came onto the road from the Adelaide Road end, and I told the girls to keep thier eyes out for cups on the fence. I saw htem before they did, but didn't say a word. They were a bit excited when they saw all the cups as I am sure they were a little baffled when I said we were going to the cup fence.

I'm not totally sure how long people have been hanging cups here, I don't think it's been too long.

When I mentioned it to Mum about taking the girls there, she offered some mugs she had in the shed, left over from boxes bought from clearing sales. I grabbed three and they sat in the car for a few days before I actually took the girls out there.

We hung our cups, and walked along looking at all the different kinds of mugs and tea cups. the girls ran up and down laughing and having the best time. I was great to be out as it had rained so much the few days prior. There were a few puddles laying about, and it wasn't long before they were getting muddy and wet. I made them strip down before they got in the car and it was in the bath straight away when they got home.

The fence has been vandalised in the past couple of months, and it is a shame for those that have come and hung a cup. It's a wonderful community thing to be involved in. I'll be annoyed as hell if someone breaks our cups!

Now to venture on another day to the thong tree and the bra tree, when I work out exactly where they are!


I was so busy strolling along looking at cups, taking photos, I turned around and Izzy had put plastic bags over her shoes to splosh in the mud. She should have worn rubber boots like her sister! She ended arse over tit, with mud all down her back, and legs and thought it was hilarious.









  



The three mugs we hung up on the fence. We used small cable ties, which should keep them hanging up.




20 comments:

  1. I love that there's a cup fence. I don't really understand how that started tho. I've seen a thong tree in Coffs that people write memorials to people on the thongs they hang, and another near the sea cliff bridge....

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    1. I would love to know who ever thought to hang the first mug too!

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  2. Oh wow I've never heard of the Cup Fence! I'd love to visit, it looks like fun!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  3. What a cool idea! It looks almost magical :)

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  4. This is brilliant! I want to add my own cup! Maybe I should start my own somewhere local? How many cups would there be?

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    1. There would easily be a hundred! I didn't think to do an average count!

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  5. I love that fence! What a shame that people have vandilsed it. Hopefully it doesn't happen again.

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  6. I loved this and the cups look ace in a row as you shot them. I also love the story of the mud! Have a great week....and it IS good to be back, even though it's a slow road to recovery, blogging is helping me 'normalise' life once more. D xx

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  7. I'd love to know the story behind how this cup fence started!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  8. Oh I love the cup fence! Good luck finding the thong tree and the bra tree. Please do share with us when you do! :-)

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  9. Woah!! How unusual... I've never heard of the cup fence! Love your cups. Which type of thongs are we talking about! Hehe. (:

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    1. The type you wear on your feet Linda! But I can't guarantee, I have never seen it! Have to take a drive out there, now I know where it is, thanks to a friend who filled me in. It was so good to see the cup fence, I think it wells up a pride in community x

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  10. I love the idea of a cup fence. It looks lovely.

    SSG xxx

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  11. Oh that's cute! Looks so much better than the shoes/thongs fence I'd seen some years ago

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  12. GREAT photos - LOVE the cup fence! I'm glad they got to add one :)....so fun!

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  13. That cup fence is awesome , I think I need a cup fence :) The photos nailed it.

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