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Saturday, July 16, 2011

The New Pasture

In spite of all the rain, the crew finished the fence in short order.  They left behind the flower box old red truck with a promise to come get it when it dries out.  They did a great job.  The new pasture looks like it's always been here.

That's Reggie on the left in the old pasture
and Boomer and Ben in the new pasture. 

Boomer couldn't even wait for David to shut the gate
before he started grazing.


The sight of something new and different turned Paj to stone

but he quickly got down to grazing.

Here's his colorful side.

We are all so glad to have more pasture.


 
Technical Details
A couple of people have asked about the fencing materials.  The posts are 8', with 3' set in concrete.  We used 5 strands of Centaur white lightning (click here), an electric wire fencing that is coated for safety and visibility.  Ours is solar powered.  We chose not to electrify the bottom strand so that Mr. Coyote and the other wildlife can still wander the countryside.

15 comments:

Janet said...

Well -It didn`t take them long to settle down and make themselves at home - did it ? Paj is looking in fine fettle with his summer coat,bet all your horses are enjoying the fresh air and some new pasture yum !

Louise said...

They probably think that they have Heaven on Earth. Or, being horses, they just wonder how come it took you so long to supply them with as much grass as they desire. It's beautiful fencing, and practical, too. Good of you not to electrify the bottom strand for the sake of the wildlife.

Sharon said...

Paj is probably thinking "Wha..?" Some animals don't like change do they? I see Boomer dug right in! :-)

Texan said...

No pasture left here, just burned up everything. How nice to see lovely green!

Asked my neighbor about getting two big round bales from him. He has none. He said the pasture they usually get 50 round bales, they got 6 this year. I have a feeling hay is going to be hard to come by and its gonna be high!

All that rain will keep you guys in green for a bit :O)

Lori Skoog said...

Although the rain was a pain, it sure gave you beautiful pastures!

Dreaming said...

Your pasture looks great. The grass looks really nice. I bet the horses love it!

Dreaming said...

Your pasture looks great. The grass looks really nice. I bet the horses love it!

Fetlock said...

I have total fence envy! That is one nice-looking piece of work.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Wow....your new fence looks fantastic....!! Your horses are a real credit to you they look stunning ! and good for you, not electrifying the bottom wire....what a great idea ....keeping the wildlife in mind....your scenery looks very beautiful.......I just love visiting you blog.....and seeing the difference.....Boomer is a very handsome fella.......Jayne

Jim said...

Oh the expanse of the pastures! So good to see. We only have that viewplain if we go to the beach......very hilly and twisting terrain here.

Once Upon an Equine said...

The fencing looks very nice. Your pasture looks delicious and your horses very happy.

in2paints said...

The new pasture is beautiful! I'm sure the horses will enjoy it very much!

bad penny said...

Hi thanks for getting in touch.
Most of Tracey's regular followers are very worried about her. I've emailed but had no reply. I have a card ready to send from her blogger friends but here is the dilemma....she kept her blog secret.
I fear something awful has happened ( maybe her husband's test results ? ) and I feel helpless but want to help as I'm so fond of Tracey. She's followed my blog from the start.

Funder said...

Such a beautiful fence, and such stunning horses! I never get enough of seeing the Clydes; I know how much work must go into those feathers!

Dom said...

Gorgeous grass :)