Picking Away

I have been trying to get out for an hour or two in the morning and then again in the evening to pick away at chores that need to get done.  It is nice his year with HSB#3 being almost two that he can play with his older siblings or hang out with me while I do work.

One of the things I was able to get done is to hang the solar fence charger I bought last fall.  I had been thinking about where I wanted to put it so that it was convenient to get to.  The solar panel on the fencer is in a fixed position, so the fencer needs to face south.  This meant that the location we have the current fencer wouldn’t work because the controls would be on the opposite side from us.  I settled on hanging it on the corner nearest the chicken coop.  I will have to move the grounding rods, pulling them out probably won’t be fun, but we are closer to getting my brother in law’s fencer back to him.

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I have also been working away at the new sheep/cow pasture fence.  HSB#1 has been a huge help.  He very seldom complains about hard physical labor.  He is right there with me using the post hole digger to clean out the holes, and then tamping the posts into location once they were set.  Now if I could just get him to work as hard on finishing his school work for the summer.

Just last night I got the last post set for which I had a hole.  I still need to drill two more holes to set the gate between the current pasture and the new pasture, and for the pig pen.

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I also have the hog panels set in place.  I am not exactly sure how I am going arrange them with regards to being on the inside or outside of the posts.  My preference is for them to be on the inside so that any pushing by the pigs would be pushing into the posts, not pulling on the panels.  Part of this will be determined by the sheep/cow pasture fence and a very slight misplacement of a post.

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Last night, after getting the last of the posts set, I was awarded with this sunset.  I love living on the Homestead.



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4 Responses to Picking Away

  1. Are you going to be getting pigs soon?
    What kind?

    • Probably not soon, but I was putting in the other posts so I figured I would do the pig pen at the same time. Hopefully later this summer. I am thinking I might get American Guinea Hogs

  2. I know what you mean about being rewarded with a gorgeous sunset. It’s so peaceful to watch the glory of it after a hard days’ work, eh? (hope you don’t mind my leaving a comment here…) Just dropped by to let you know the blog post listing over 30 great homesteading/simple living sites (including yours!) sorted by state has been published. What a great resource for all our readers! I’m hoping all the blogs included on this list will share it on their site too for their readers to enjoy, as well as sharing on social media. Here’s the link –> http://taylormadehomestead.com/homestead-sites-state/ Thanks!

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~

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