More Wild Turkeys and More Fence Progress
A few weeks ago I had a
At this point my curiosity was overflowing and I couldn’t stand to be left in the dark anymore. I asked him why he scrubbed the feedpan and put it in his gator. He told me that there was a mommy wild turkey nesting in the woods right in front of my parents’ house and that she had 14 little wild turkey babies. Apparently he has seen them several times in the last week. He was going to put some chicken feed out for her in the feedpan. When Jason and I drove down the driveway this evening we saw where he had not only put feed out for her but also a bucket of water. I come from a long line of softies when it comes to animals.
Our first round of fencing is complete at our new farm. It is amazing to me how much different it looks seeing a fence along the road as you drive up. As previously mentioned we had 6,000 feet of 4-board wood fence installed. I also previously mentioned that the master plan eventually calls for 30,000 feet of fence to have the entire property perimeter and cross-fenced. It is exciting to us to have at least made a start on one of the zillion large projects that we have waiting for us. We have grand plans but you never start where you want to finish so I keep reminding myself to prioritize and be patient. We admired our new fence for awhile on Saturday and had a lot of satisfaction in just looking at it. This is a good thing since the (depressingly large) bill for the fence arrived in the mail on Saturday as well!
Jason standing at the entrance of our new farm with our new fence. We put two 12′ gates at the entrance to give us a 24′ opening. The entrance is set off the road by about 80′ to allow plenty of room for semis to pull in off the road even if the gates are shut.
The fence along the road, we had the boards put on the inside of the posts so the horses can’t pop them off when they decide to use the fence as a scratching post.
I hope everyone has a nice Memorial Day tomorrow.
Hemi and Tony enjoying a vigorous grooming session
O’Reilly, Snappy and Lightening grazing in the shade