More fencing done

Hubby just completed this years batch of fencing and it looks so good.  Our daughter got to help one day while she was off and they make a really good team.  She’s almost got to the point that she knows what he needs before he does.  This batch started at the south entrance of the bull lot and down to the end of the pond.  It also included replacing some more locust post that had probably been in the ground for thirty years because they were rotted off at the top of the ground and top of the post was still in good shape.  We’ll use the good part for firewood next winter.  Here’s the first section he completed:


New fence at the bull lot





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This fencing is in front of the bull lot.  You have to have good strong fence when you’re dealing with bulls.  When this was completed we had four bulls in the lot.    He used four strands of high tinsel wire and the posts are about 10-12 feet apart.

The next section was built about two weeks ago.  Hubby tore out all of the fence on the backside of the  hay lot and our garden.  He did most of it by himself but our daughter was able to help one or two days.  It looks really good and it helped getting our wild asparagus cleaned off.  Here’s that work as it progressed:

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Of course, Gyp goes wherever hubby goes and inspects every hole, every fence and was fascinated with the chainsaw.  This will be the last fence we replace or repair this spring as there is so much other stuff to complete before hay season starts.  And, this all depends on the weather and hopefully no more duratios like we had last June.



Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

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