Monday, February 19, 2018

Stuck in a Rut... Literally

At this point of Winter, I'm always asking myself why did we decide to buy a place in the middle of nowhere, where the snow lasts from October to April and the wind always blows.  I'm sick of fighting winter.  Frozen water tanks, snow covered piles of firewood, and the most frustrating, massive amounts of ice and snow on the driveway.  

In preparation for this last storm, I decided to help my hubby out and move some vehicles around.  I though I'd move the SUV into the barn since we aren't driving it right now, move the small truck to the parking in front of the house, and pull the big truck out of the garage so I could get out the 4-wheeler with the attached snow plow.  Sounds easy enough, right?  

This is what my poor husband came home to.

In my defense, EVERYTHING is ice.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Corrals (part 2)

This summer we were able to finish one of the pens.  The continuous fencing is expensive and the railroad ties we are using as posts are difficult to set, so progress is a little slow.

The previous post showed the gates already in place.  Since those pictures, we have added the continuous fencing.  The above picture is taken in front of the lean-to, looking down the alley against the building.  The below picture is looking towards the lean-to.

 Hope has been trying out the pen quite a bit lately because she thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

 We ended up with this trough as payment for a small job my hubby did for a neighbor.  I love trades like that!  I'm taking the picture from what will be the second pen.

 Above is where the second pen will be located.  The white gate for it is already in place.

 We also have a narrow chute for loading or working planned.  I've been keeping my eye out for a used squeeze shoot for this area.  The green gate in the above picture opens to the small size pasture.  It can be adjusted to open that pasture up, or close it off and allow cows to enter the narrow alley.

 Here is another view of where the working chute will go.  The second pen will be on one side, and a pen for pigs will be on the other.


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