Monday, April 27, 2015
Tractor Time - Old Ford Fencing Team
We finished putting in all the posts needed to complete stage 1 of the fencing project today. Stage 2 shouldn't require any more post hole digging other than what we have done already. Stage 3 will be another post hole night mare however.
As you can see I used the 861D for the post hole digging and the 8N as the jump and fetch girl. In this pic she has the boom pole back on as we used it to pull the old copper grounding rod out of the ground and to chain up the corner posts which weighed in at a pretty hefty amount I must say. It was much easier to move them with the boom. The old girl also had the blade on her for pulling old posts, the hay spike which we used like a pole to move the rolled up wire and then unroll it and the carryall I built.
Here was the last three way corner we needed to put in the ground which will also act as a gate post that will open into the stage 2 area for even more sheep mowing.
With a little luck and some fast work I am now shooting for putting in the last 60 foot or so of woven wire tomorrow, finishing up the gates Wednesday and letting the sheep out into this first section by Thursday.
Sammich says she is ready to get off the stinkin dry lot already.
All that lush green out there just out of reach is maddening and I can't say I blame her either. That grass has to be better than dry old hay.
Once this stage is finished and I find out for sure if it is dog proof I am thinking it will also allow me to begin giving much more serious thought to some chickens around here. Will give em a nice little open range area and escape place if the neighbor dogs come calling.
I even talked my mom into running around on the riding mower this afternoon and had time to drive over and mow my dad's lawn as well so I am almost finished with this weeks mowing duties as well.
After this stage is complete I may just have time to focus more on the bees for a few days at this rate. I think my head is going to explode.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!