Disposing of old, rusty barbed wire can be a problem.    If you have an old farm with weathered fences and decades-old wire, it’s something that must be figured out.


Yard art wouldn’t have been my first thought, but who am I to criticize someone who had the patience and fortitude to create this big ball of wire on a post.  The ball of barbed wire is close to perfectly round with layer after layer of tightly wound wire and a lot of still sharp points.  It proudly rests atop a rusted pedestal on a weathered fencepost, which is an appropriate display, don’t you think?


I know for a fact that I’m not the first passerby to do a double-take, then backtrack to take a photo.


But is it art?  Does it qualify as rustic folk art or is it just a ball of rust?   You tell me.