We had a fence company come in and square up the backyard, before the yard was shaped sort of like an L.
There were about three gates that were wired together off of the old garage building probably where an old fence had fallen down. Then there was a swinging gate and a corner post where the fence turned east for about forty feet. Then it turned back north and met up with the rear fence.
We decided to extend the back fence all the way out to meet up with the edge of the old garage building. They put in new fence and posts and mounted the gate. So now the backyard is one large square and is probably about three quarters of an acre. The biggest difference however is that is now dog proofed. It’s somewhere we can keep the dogs in without them getting out. I’ve caught them twice already out on the road and in the neighbor’s yard.
The shop is progressing.
The power company came and put in a new 200 amp service. They also changed out the transformer on the pole in our yard. It was fun watching them do the work. I talked to the lead man for a little while about cattle, he seemed to know plenty. It seems like everybody has some sort of farm or acreage around here. We had a 100 amp service installed in the shop. The lights are wired and one side has outlets now. The eight by eight room that will be the office is a good ways along too. I have some wiring left to do and I am looking for a window unit that has a heater. They seem to be expensive however. I have a little time here in the shoulder months to work in pretty comfortable conditions but it will be cold before long. I need to get up and running because I am behind on several projects that need doing.
The scenery is changing a lot. Most of the weeds are beginning to subside. Some of the trees have lost their leaves. The black walnut tree is barren now except a few stubborn nuts hanging on. We have picked up walnuts for weeks. We have so many we don’t know what to do with them. They stain your hands when you hull them unless you have on rubber gloves. People will buy them from you but you only get fifteen cents a pound after they’ve been hulled. Doesn’t seem worth the trouble.
Hunting season is here…
At least bow season is. A state record deer was shot nearby. The other morning I saw four bucks in the back pasture. One of them was pretty good size. I was planning on trying to shoot one this season for the meat but after I saw them the other morning I kind of lost my desire to kill one. I’ve never shot one before. I have sat in the freezing cold up a tree once or twice. Fishing was always more my cup of tea. Maybe it still is.