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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by secuono, May 10, 2016.

  1. Sep 16, 2016
    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Got the panels in place and the front fence done. Just need to work on the back part.
     
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  2. Sep 17, 2016
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    Almost done.
    Mowed a path, then had to hand cut a bunch of junk out because it dips suddenly and isn't safe to use the mower on.
    Rolled out more fencing and moved it up into its general place.
    There is a section of field fencing hidden in there for about 60ft, then that fancy 3 lines of rubber fence starts at that tree the corner will be at. Lame and cheap. Weird, since that fence cost $15 a foot to install originally.
    Anyway, the wood posts for the field fence are rotted, so I need to get some more metal posts to install and brace the wood ones to. I think just 10ft needs new fencing put up, so I'll measure, cut and install that bit.
    Putting in the metal posts going out to the tree might be tricky, found some more of our famous rock jutting out of the ground in 2 places, just hardly missed the bigger one with the mower! =0
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2016
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    Dealing with rock is becoming a way of life. We are going to rent an excavator with a jack hammer for one section of fence we are installing (or trying to).
     
  4. Sep 17, 2016
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  5. Oct 4, 2016
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    Second fence install is scheduled for November.
    Guy who made hay off the land this summer finally contacted me and will call in a week or two when he has time to make more. He's doing it as the bales being his payment with me keeping 6.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2016
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    SIX ?? !!! Heck of a guy there :hide

    You may be in a bind to get it cut but he is NOT a good neighbor. But -- very hard to get someone to do work for you, especially with equipment and especially if they farm for a living.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2016
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    I don't need more this year and have no proper long term storage for them.

    Planning to keep 10 next year from either the first or second cutting.

    We have no tractor, so I can't even keep extra bales to sell.

    Keeping it mowed is really important to keep it clean or the weeds will take over in no time.

    Horses ate 4 bales this growing season. But the first two I let them eat right from the bale, which is stupid and wasteful. Next two have been in the barn and I peel off what they need for a day of food 3x a day. Er, as in I split their total amount for a day into 3 feedings.
     
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  8. Oct 7, 2016
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    Sheep ruined my electric track last night.
    Partly fixed it last night, but it still dropped low. So this morning I went back over to fix it further and then redid the section fencing off the 2 willows down there.
    When I came back up, look what I found!
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    I had hand tightened the fence on, but it looks like I can't finish it because the hay guy said he will line up 10 bales at the fence.
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  9. Oct 11, 2016
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    Whoo! It's being cut now! :D
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  10. Oct 11, 2016
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    Had to go out and buy 7 new pallets.
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