High Desert Cowboy- How far is it up north?

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A proper septic is vitally important, glad that is done and inspector was pleased. Lambs are looking good! That’s great about close to wife’s family and your friend. Horse breaking puts the icing on the cake!
 

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I did have to mound it up a little. 6 inches of gravel, 4 inch pipe with 2 inches of gravel on that. 2 inches of straw and 6 inches of topsoil took my to 20 inches but it was slopped on that side and there was plenty of dirt to build up with. It was 18 inches at the lowest point so the part closest to the house was actually a little deeper.
 

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I wish the weather would make up its mind. Saturday I was outside in a hammock, cooking burgers on the grill and catching some sun thinking I should probably get my sheep sheared finally and then it gets cold and windy again. Maybe I should quit saying it out loud because I’ve been saying for a couple weeks now I’m gonna shear the sheep and it suddenly gets cold and ugly or it rains. Wanna make god laugh tell him your plans I guess.
 

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Today was a pretty nice day. Sun was shining with temps in the 50’s, got some outside work done. When we dug the septic we broke the sprinkler system in 4 spots so I started to put all that back together. Problem is though that when we pulled the pipe we pulled the wiring from the controller to the valves. I had an idea the line was somewhere in the area where we would dig but I figured the ability to flush a toilet was more important than a sprinkler system. I’ll just run new wires as I don’t know if when the wires pulled it pulled a splice apart somewhere underground and it truly isn’t worth the headache to find it.
My wife ordered a playset for the kids and had the delivery driver drop it right by the garage door so while I can still get in and out to get tools I can’t get to my generator so I can shear the sheep. There’s a rider mower and a snow blower that I won’t be able to move until Saturday.
 

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When we dug the septic we broke the sprinkler system in 4 spots so I started to put all that back together. Problem is though that when we pulled the pipe we pulled the wiring from the controller to the valves.

We should have told you to check with SenileTexasAggie for guidance when locating and repairing water/septic lines!
 

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Got to play Vet today. I was over by the sheep and noticed one of my ewe lambs wouldn’t put any weight on her right back leg. Walked in to check on her and found out she broke her lower leg about midway up. Seems to be a clean break from what I could feel and see, she was being really good about it as long as I didn’t move it too much. Fortunately I have a grundle of PVC pipe of different sizes that the previous owner left so I found one of the proper diameter and sawed it in half lengthwise. Straightened the leg and wrapped it in cloth so my PVC wouldn’t dig into it, then put the PVC splint on with Vetrap. Put a little duct tape on to hold the end of the Vetrap in place and looks good I think. I took her out of the pen and put her in the dog run so that she can heal up without having to move around so much. Can’t believe the little buggers are already almost a month old, time flies. I’ll keep an eye on it for the next little while, probably keep it on for about 2 weeks if it doesn’t look like it’s digging into her or anything as she grows, and probably another 2 weeks in the dog run before I turn her in with the rest of them again. My wife’s named her Dolly
 

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Dolly will be a keeper. She will become such a pet that you won’t let her go. Sounds like she is in good hands. I wouldn’t have thought of a PVC splint. Just curious, what size pipe did you use?
 
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