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Fencing

6 May

Well, I didn’t get my fence done on Sunday because it was horrible cold and windy and I’m old and wimpy.  But, I figured it wasn’t a big deal since I was going to let everyone stay on the front pasture.  I spent the week slowly making progress.

I had to clear all the nasty cornstalks and cow manure and earth worms off the fence.

Then I got the metal posts set back up, but I could not do the wooden ones myself, so my nephew helped me when he had his backhoe out here for Coral.

Still need to put some more dirt around it.

I still have a bit left to do where the water enters the farm from the north, but I think it will be okay for now.  It was just too muddy for me to get in there and not sink up to my knees and get stuck.

This is still a mucky mess.

By Friday morning, I had the boys back on their front pasture.

Freddie, Xerxes, Frodo, and Benji

I let the rest of the herd back on the front half of the Back Forty.

In front of the repaired fence.

Sappho with the other goats

the kids found a log to play on

I’m not sure Odie is too happy about the gates to the back side being shut.

Odie and goats

Everyone else was happy.

Venus on the back pasture

Well, except Cody.  He ended up stranded in the barnyard, but he’ll figure it out.

Cody all by himself in the barn

In the meantime, he decided to hang out with Flower and the two moms-in-waiting.

Caroline wanting out; Dody wanting in

He finally made it.

Life is good again.