Have you all discovered Pinterest? I've been resisting adding one more "social" site to my list, but it finally sucked me in. In the course of early morning browsing I ran across a pin that I just had to try - the original post is from Cranberry Morning, who dressed her wreath much more fashionably, but here's my version:
|And I have no shortage of old barbwire!|
The DIYs and recipe pics are just way too addictive.
It's been pretty quiet around here. Still no rain. Or snow. South of us has had some rain. North of us has had a fair amount of snow.
Other than the usual junk/metal runs this week, we tackled removing the old chicken wire off the rock chicken house in preparation for pulling it down.
It was the original homestead house, but two of the walls have cracked so badly that it's become a hazard. We'll leave the lower portion of the wall standing on the west and north as a retaining wall on the hill and put a flower garden in against it (the floor is dirt), and use the rest of the stone elsewhere.
Saturday we got the posts up for temporary fence around the open spot on the north side of the driveway.
Yesterday we dug post holes and drove steel posts to fence off the 10 acres we rented from the neighbor to the south. The whole pasture is probably 30 acres or better, but it has oil wells and cattle guards. I'm not too worried about the pumpers, as they're mostly fenced off. But cattle guards and horses - not a good mix.
They were willing to rent us just the stubby rectangle at east end and didn't mind if we put in a cross fence and a gate. We'll also run electric around the other three sides to keep the ponies off the somewhat antique - but basically sturdy - barbwire.
We didn't get wire run, but the steel posts are in and the wood posts are in the holes but not set yet. We have to bring up some dirt, because the top of the hill is gravel and rock starting about 3" down. Which made for lots of fun digging holes, let me tell you.
I was bound and determined I wasn't going to post again until I'd gotten a ride in. Which we planned to do yesterday afternoon after fencing. But T's brother showed up as we drove into the yard, and he stayed for 2 hours, and then T's mom and a friend stopped by and ended up staying for supper...
So I grabbed 10 minutes on Sunny in the pasture while T and his brother talked shop. Hey, it counts. At least Sunny thought so. Then I did laundry and made supper.
This morning's agenda was getting Friday's load of old boards and posts taken to the dump - it was closed for President's Day Saturday, which I didn't discover until I was there. And then I did the same thing this morning. Grrr! And then picking up insulators I need to get Saturday's fence finished up. And of course the Co-op turned out to be closed, too. Best laid plans, trampled all over by dead presidents.
|Is is scary? We're not sure...|
|When in doubt, run away in all directions|