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More Fencing

23 Sep

I had to replace the fence around my yard.  We put the fence in 19 years ago with some used wire.

It was a good fence, but there are places that I’ve had to hobble together and other places the dog could just hop over.  I don’t know why he hasn’t.

I haven’t had a real front gate for many years.  Anyhow, we decided it was time!

The first step was using the posts I set in concrete and a couple of panels to put up a temporary fence across the yard to keep Sky from helping us.  You’ll notice the messy fence running along the tree. That’s the one that is so bad the dog could hop it.

The backhoe showed up, and they started pulling old posts and pulling the scrub bushes from the front fence.

It didn’t take long to completely get rid of the front fence.

Then we put it back in with new posts and panels.

New gates!  We put four new gates in.

I’m so excited!  Do you see the two gates to the left.  The small walk through gate is new.  That one has me excited too.  I’ll be able to go in and out of the barnyard without having to open that big gate.

It looks good!  Although, in the picture above you can see it is not very straight.  But we missed the tree, the pole, the electric wires, and made it to the side of the new gate.  It just gives it more character.

Then we moved Sky’s temporary fence and started on the side fence along the road.  I tell you, that dog was certain we were torturing him since he could see us, but he couldn’t kiss us.

This one had enough scrub mulberry in it that my dad went and got his chainsaw.

Then the backhoe came into the yard.

We got it cleaned out and started putting posts back in, but it got late.  I’ll have to show you the final results when it’s done.

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The Inside Toy

2 Sep

Sky might like to try and make the goats run when he’s outside all day, but he still has energy to want to play with Noelle when he comes in after I get home from work.

Sky and Noelle

I’m not sure she still enjoys being his toy.

She gets awfully whiney about it.

Although, Sky is the only one who ever really cries like he gets hurt.

It’s a good thing she’s as naughty as she is.  She can put him in his place.

Entertaining Himself

29 Aug

While I’m at work, Sky is left to entertain himself all day long.  That thought scares me.

Sky

But, I think I have an idea how he spends a large part of his day.  Scaring goats.  He likes to jump at them and make them run.  It works well with the kids I have shut in with Harley.

Pluto

Harley, on the other hand doesn’t play those games.

Harley

She won’t run.

Eventually, he has to get a bit more emphatic about his intentions of playing with her whether she wants to or not.

He follows her along the fence and she keeps ignoring him.


This leads to loudly demanding she play with him.

When she finally hits her horns against the fence to say “go away” he takes that as playing

and bounces away.

Then he starts all over again.