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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fencing - Day 1


More pasture!  We are fencing in the northwest quadrant of our property.  Bill the Fence Guy is doing the work.  We do what we can ourselves, but this job requires tools we don't have.  Like a Bobcat with big augers.



The utility companies came today and flagged the lines.  The area we are fencing adjoins our neighbor's alpaca farm.  It has the best grass on our land, and some nice wildflowers. 

Firecracker Penstemon in the new pasture
and our house in the background

The new pasture stops where the trees begin.  We want to protect the horses from the rock outcrops at the base of the trees, and we want to protect this pretty area from the horses. We don't have many trees!




13 comments:

Jim said...

How lovely are those 'Firecrackers'! Imagine growing wild! Love the expanse.....the horses will love it.

Flartus said...

Is that a regular ol' lawn mower in the first picture? I ask because I just got in from an hour and a half of slogging through 2 weeks' worth of growth with a similar machine, wishing I had a brush hog! Anyway, that's a much more ambition mowing job you've got lined up there, lol.

Sharon said...

Nice little area there, with the trees and rocks!

The guys that do it for a living, can do it all so much faster and easier, good call!

Flartus said...

*ambitious* duh

(And I barely made a dent...I'll be mowing all week.)

Texan said...

Fencing is a huge project! Took us a while to get our place fenced. Honeyman did it, him and helpers we hired to help him. We did not have to use a bobcat. But did use some other equipment.

Always nice to get a project like that done! :)

IanH said...

Terry, consider yourself fortunate not to have a lot of trees. Clearing trees and brush is a lot more work than running fence! Once the trees are cleared, then you still have to run the fence. ;]-

in2paints said...

What a beautiful pasture it will soon be... even more pretty with some horses grazing!! :)

Lori Skoog said...

The ponies are going to love that new pasture!~

Funder said...

It's gonna be beautiful! And it's still so green - see, all that endless late snow was good for something. ;)

Fetlock said...

Your photos left me homesick for Colorado! I had to laugh re your tree remark--you are lucky to have any at all. I spent a lot of my childhood out on the prairie looking for arrowheads and petrified wood places like Castlewood Dam (south of Denver) and in the Pawnee Buttes grasslands area. My sister and I used to entertain ourselves by counting how many ticks we picked up whenever we went out there in the spring :)

Tracey said...

Oh wow, I just love your 'place'!!! I can just me imagine riding there with the Marlboro man or very similar!!

Louise said...

Ahhhh, they're going to think it's just grand!

Kate said...

your property is so beautiful. what lucky ponies!