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Ridgetop

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Love the red ewe and her half white tail! The white ewe is young so will fill out eventually.

Congrats on your trailer performance! Not backing down that driveway was a wise move at this point in your trailer driving skills. Steep gravel drives require 4WD and some extra experience so you don't freak out as the wheels churn in the gravel and you start to slide backwards. You will get there! :bow:love:clap
 

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Steep gravel drives require 4WD and some extra experience so you don't freak out as the wheels churn in the gravel and you start to slide backwards. You will get there! :bow:love:clap
I've been to BTX farm, that driveway is Olympic skill level. I don't know HOW they manage a vehicle on that hill. It is about a 60 degree slope with gravel over loose ridges of rock. Judy (property owner) about wiped out walking down to show us the sheep.
 

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Whew! I’m back home! I pulled the 16’ stock trailer 476 miles today. I took highway 7 out of Crockett to I-45, to just below Dallas, cut over to I-20 on Highway 287. Took a bunch of twisty roads outside of Weatherford to my destination. Their barn was down a steep slope with loose gravel and a small space to get turned around. Uhhh… F250, heavy Diesel engine, 16’ trailer, I suck at doing all things trailer. Nope. Staying up here in the driveway! So he took his little truck and small trailer to the barn, we loaded up 2 ewes, he got a running start and made it to the top. He backed up to my trailer and the two ewes calmly walked into my trailer.

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I started for home. My AC ran hot, no cold air! So I put windows down, turned radio up loud and blew it down the Interstate.

Got home, backed trailer up to the young ewes pen, ran extensions of 2 half hog panels to make a chute and they followed me into the pen.

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Notice the aerobic sprayer? I did not back over it. It is unharmed and still works! Neither did I hit the cow panel pen. I might be getting better at this backing up.

This is BTX 19-01 their first lamb. She is 3 years old.

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This is BTX 22-36 she is 4 1/2 months old

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Neither one was interested in posing for a photo shoot. Hot, tired, their hair was messed up and wind blown, supper was served and that’s all they cared about.

Dogs had to do the meet and greet.

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I left at 6:30, got back at 5. That’s the farthest I’ve taken the trailer. Kinda proud of myself.
Wow great job with that trailer! The ewes sound very friendly!
 

Baymule

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Sitting here useless. Chris is inside spraying Kilz, he ran out last night, got 2 more gallons when Home Depot opened this morning at 6 AM. Then he’ll spray the ceilings with white paint. There is nothing I can do to help him.

Bennet is cutting branched off downed tree with chainsaw and using tractor bucket to smash and break off branches. There is nothing I can do to help him.

Why am I even here? Supervision I guess. LOL
 

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So it sprays chlorinated water on the grass?

Do things not perk well there? I like passive, not much maintenance and no mechnicals to break.
If a system is working properly, no chlorine is needed. Can’t say that out loud, supposed t use it. An installer said he never used chlorine in his system.

I prefer the passive system. My new farm has that type septic system. Very low maintenance.
 

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I prefer the passive system with a septic, cesspool, and/or leach lines but if your land doesn't perk well, it often backs up. We had to dig an overflow pit here about 20 years ago and the system still works great. Our new place had leach lines, but the cows had gotten in and trampled them, so we had to replace them. That area of northeast Texas doesn't perk really well (not enough sand) and they won't allow you to replace leach lines. If we had been living there, we would have done it ourselves, but since we bought the place and had to rent it out, we had to put in a new system. The only system we were allowed to use was aerobic. Livestock can graze on the grass, but you are not supposed to put fruit trees or veggies there. :( I was hoping for free water and fertilizer for the fruit trees. The water is supposed to be clean when it comes out of the sprinklers, so why you can't use it on fruit trees I have no idea. At any rate with the drought the tiny bit of pasture where the aerobic sprinklers operate is nice and green. LOL

Since you can't do anything Baymule, take a rest!
 

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I took a short nap. I loaded up 4x4x10 and scrap 2x4’s in the truck to make 8x8 mini barns on skids for the sheep. Guy from Mueller Metal called, trim pieces for son’s house were ready so put Carson in back seat, went to Nacogdoches and got them. Went to Home Depot for 2 buckets of drywall mud. Carson behaved himself very well. He sat patiently in the check out line, prompting a man behind me to say, “Your dog minds better than my kids.”

This morning, if Bennet and Peggy want to build fence, we’ll build fence. Not much left to do. I need to measure a gap for a gate or maybe just make a wire gap gate.

I’ll start on the mini barns. Can’t do anything in the house, have to let all that Kilz and ceiling paint dry and set. Tomorrow we texture!

Got company coming 18-21, Sarah and her autistic daughter Lauren, plus their 2 dogs. Might be done painting by then, might not. She can help me move and set up my kitchen stuff. @Ridgetop has the vinyl laid in the cabinets, all ready to put stuff in them! We’ll probably load up stock trailer with boxes. Dunno. Thinking about a U-Haul truck weekend of 27th to move big stuff. Then DD and family and their 3 dogs will be here Labor Day weekend. They leave, then @Ridgetop and her DH come in. I’m such a social butterfly!
 

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