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Update on the New Fence

18 Jul

While I’ve had the little farm hand helping me, his dad has been working on my fence.

We got the rest of the fence removed.  That took some getting used to.

Then my nephews came and started setting the new posts.

They used barbed wire to make a straight line.  It also gets put on top (in case I ever have cows who like to lean on fences).

The woven wire was stretched across.

The birds seem to be happy to have their perch back.

They also made a nice square corner in the back where I had hobbled it together with a panel.  It’s cleaned up now.

I do have a few places to add panels at the bottom where there were trees or water running through causing it to cut.  I’m pretty sure this would not even cause Hera or Caroline to pause before going through.

We added a lot of new space to the lane. We used panels for that because it’s hard to stretch woven wire in such short distances.

The gates aren’t here yet, but there will be a gate to the cornfield and one for me to shut them off of the Back Forty if I need.  The lane is also wider than it was before it cuts out to pasture.

Edith managed to escape into the lane.

Edith

I had to help her find a place to get back to her sister.  I think they are the only two small enough to get out.

Kate and Edith

We cleared the trees because they were getting too big for the goats to do it, but they will keep the scrub trees from there now.

They added a bit of the space just to the west of the barn for them to run around in.

The path to the pasture was always wet.  That is hard on goat feet.

While he was working out there, my nephew put a short tile in.

It’s already drier out there.  I’m really excited for the goats to get out there.

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.

Weekend Work

9 Sep

When I got home for the weekend on Friday, the goats were on the hill just outside the barnyard.

Myson was checking something out rather closely.  What was it?

Myson

There were trucks and woven wire in the Back Forty.  They came to work on the fence!

Friday night they managed to complete the short leg of the fence other than putting the clips on to fasten the netting to the metal posts.

Saturday they came back and continued to work on the long stretch.

The goats were not a fan of the big equipment back there.

I think it’s only the second time we’ve used my post driver on my farm; although, it’s had a lot more use elsewhere.

Nothing bothers llamas.

Tony in front; Maybeline and Odie under the tree

I was working on getting the clips on.

Maybeline and Odie were checking things out.

Odie in front; Maybeline behind

They even managed to walk through the gate.  I’m not sure they look too happy about all of this.

Then I had to make a run to town because we didn’t have enough netting.

We’re making progress!