Thursday, May 26, 2011

Farm stuff - Making the garden smaller

The garden here is huge, too huge! It was taking over 2 hours to cut the grass with a ride-on lawn mower. Who want's to spend that amount of time cutting grass for goodness sake? We don't, or rather Joe doesn't! We have had plans for some time to fence half of it off and create more paddocks for grazing, Up until now we've used standards, things that push into the ground and you thread the electric tape onto them, creating a temporary fence to contain the animals, all animals that is except goats! The fencing needs to be permanent and recently we had a rather gorgeous young, fit, tanned, handsome ....oooer I'm getting carried away...we had a fencer ram in some posts for us. There are attachments for tractors that drive the posts into the ground, this saves a hell of a lot of time digging holes, especially when there are about 100 posts that need to go in, and some of those are big fat posts!
Below are some before and after shots. The next stage, that Joe will do himself, is to dig in some 'stays', these provide support to end and corner posts, so that when the wires are added and tightened, they don't pull in the posts.

The red line shows the area that was 'garden' area, this had to be all mowed


Before: The main garden view from the house
AfterBefore: The steps to the barn

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Before: Looking down on the garden from the drive
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Before: The drive
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Before: Salem Corner
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Before: Track to the barnAfter
Before: Drive entrance
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Before: Looking back along the drive
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7 comments:

  1. Sue,what an amazing block of land you and Joe have. Functional and pretty as well, the goats are gonna hate you, but it already looks better with the fence posts ready to go. P/s your a shocking perv yanno this :-)

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  2. Perv! Moi! Nah! Just luv beautiful things haha! :D

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  3. Hot guy did a great job with the fence posts. Is he coming back anytime soon, so you can get a picture of his face?

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  4. Those shorts were too baggy to get a full feel for total hotness, but I reckon after seeing that photo of Joe and the blanket the other day, you've got a good hotness radar!! :)

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  5. That looks like a lot of work to fence in. I'm sure the animals will all love it though, and think of the time and gas money you will save for not having to mow it all!

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  6. You've certainly been busy!! Looks great.

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