When we first arrived at this farm, we began dreaming of restoring the pasture to its former glory. Since it had not been used in many years, it had become completely overgrown with trees, and the fencing was in shambles.
So, we cut down tree after tree, clearing the land for the cow we had not yet even bought.
We collected used fencing (free) from friends or even random folks on craigslist. For a while, our resolve weakened, but we would occasionally go do a little work on the fence.
In the meantime we bought a cow…and two goats. They needed a place to roam…
Finally, recently, I decided to work as hard as I could as often as I could and get the thing done. So I’ve been spending many long days out there – cutting posts, setting posts, clearing brush, stretching sections of fence, hanging gates, and running electric line.
But its completion has now come to pass. I have finished the fence! Let the animals be free(ish) to graze as they please!
Thanks to those who helped in this seemingly-eternal endeavor! So many people worked – from our neighbor Dale, who let us put Gerty in his pasture for something like 8 months, to cousin-in-law Jon who let us borrow his chainsaw, to siblings Adam and Daniel, and Dad, and Taylor who all helped cut trees, set posts, haul fencing rolls, and on, and on, and on.
Now I don’t know what to do with my free time…