Well it was time to get back at some outside work, the real problem is my timing is totally dependent on when I have time away from my paying job. So when the weather person predicts that it will be 107 F during the day I still plan on working as I have time. This is more of a needs based time decision and not a will it be convenient type of decision. Mr Professional and I were at it by 0630 and spent some time cleaning off vehicles, gathering all the needed tools and filling the tractor up with hydraulic fluid. Now that we use the hydraulic takeoffs there is some inherent amount of leaking with making the connections. The tractor moved and the bucket was amazing after we got the hydraulic levels corrected. We are still trying to organize things in the machine shed. It will take another month of moving things out from the old house to get everything settled into its new home in the machine shed.
Mr Professional and I went down to the feed field and tore out the spring fence crossing. The old cross fencing up by the apple tree had already been removed earlier in the week. That new section of fence parallels the ditch instead of crossing it twice. We hand dug three holes for reused railroad ties. I also want to add in a rock crib on the East side of the water. We made a triangle out of 2×8 and tossed all our loose metal pieces, wires and fencing wire into the center and will fill it all with rocks. We did not have time to get rocks today. We added an H brace and then used an upper and lower cable strung between the posts to create a breakaway crossing. When the water and garbage pile up on the up water side it will cause a dam. This creates pressure on the fence and the lower clips are breakaway clips and they will spread and break allowing the panel to be lifted off of the ground. The upper part of the panel is attached permanently to another cable locking the two posts together. It took us about four hours to get it all apart and back together. I had to use a scoop of precious gravel. I have a small pile left and have had no luck from two different suppliers to get gravel delivered out to the house.
When we pulled up I set my coffee and speaker up on the H brace and spent about 10 minutes feeding apples to the cows. No one could get to the apples that are falling on our side of the fence. I was choosing our music selection and the bull really wanted me to give him more apples. The long sleeve shirts are what I normally wear during the summer but it is essential when it is super hot outside. Music selection is important as I don’t want to listen to country music, I prefer girl singers or Disco.