|creek crossing reinforced now|
I got a call from my mother-in-law on Wednesday while I was at work stating that the sheep were out in three different locations and they could not keep them in the field. I left work early and came home. I had asked my nephew to fix the loose sections of fencing the day before. We had the tools and supplies already loaded in the back of the pickup so after a quick clothing change I was ready to go. We checked on the upper creek crossing first and it looked like a sheep highway. My nephew had pounded a post in but had left a gap that the sheep had just pushed open and were using as a highway. We moved the panels around, clipped them together and even wired several together. The sheep will not be getting through the fence in that location. I will need fencing pliers to fix this crossing in the winter! We then went up to the corner which he had done a great job in tightening. The back fence had some sagging fence so we tightened and installed wooden stays for almost a quarter of a mile of fencing. We lowered the woven wire and tightened as much as we could. This took a few hours to get straightened out.
|Upper hillside tightened and stays added|
I am running out of wooden stays. I had 500 stays several years ago. I have about 40 left and need another 500-750. I would settle for another 500. I fired up the irrigation line also. I want the wind to blow as it moves the spray away from my back during pump startup but it screws up the distribution pattern. There was no wind so I got soaking wet. The pipe is still clogged about 2/3 of the way down each branch of line. I figured it would have worked its way out by now but no luck. So tomorrow I am going to have to pull that chunk of pipe out and move it to the end after reconnecting all the other pipe. I want to move the pipe over 40 feet anyways. I may have to run it and then on Sunday move it over. We will see. I have to clean up the house as Annmarie is coming home tomorrow.
She keeps telling me I need to quit saying the fence will hold. She believes I am cursing myself. I say “Bring it!!” I will get this figured out. It just takes perseverance and hard work. I am amazed that we have fruit in the orchard. We just planted those trees last summer and they are already putting on fruit. It is incredible. I made sure and added a typical farmer selfie at the bottom.
I had another damn chicken be a chicken, it just up and died. Sometimes they are so stupid I wonder why they don’t starve to death. At this rate I may have to get chicks this fall if I can find them. My nephew will clean out the coop and I will be able to make a new improved FIRE PROOF baby area!! Then I will need to redo the entire baby enclosure area and make it sturdier and not so slapdash.