Sunday, May 31, 2009

Progress report May 2009

The posts are up, Richard is adding on a feed room to his pigeon coop, I put up some of the garden bounty, a woodpecker works hard to get to the bugs and an other turtle crosses our path!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Starting the perimeter fence.

After we cleared the perimeter, we set the 10 ft utility poles in the ground. The holes were dug with a post hole digger and packed firmly with a tamping rod, which is a very heavy metal tool that is flat on one side and dull point on the other. We then set pipe between the poles for strength, securing them with nails. Next the t-posts were set 10 ft apart with the help of our neighbor and his bobcat.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 2009 Garden

A photographic tour of the flora around the ranch!

And the garden with blueberries, blackberries, green tomatoes, asparagus, squash,green beans ........

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Another day with a powerful machine!!!

After the back hoe dug up the tree roots we had our wonderful neighbor help us clear the under brush, move all the brush, manage the burn pile, move all the posts /fencing and smooth out the dirt. We know this saved our backs and about a year's worth of time with us trying to do this all ourselves! He did all this in one day!
We now have all the spaces cleared for future buildings and the perimeter fence line. We cannot thank our neighbor enough!!!!