Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Building the Barnyard

The week before the goats were due to arrive home we spent the morning building the fencing for our little city barnyard.

Our cedar fenceposts - set in concrete the day before.

Our barnyard-to-be.

A peek inside the greenhouse.

Baby tomatoes.

Anne working on the trench for the fencing. We buried the fence a foot underground to help protect against predators.

Going deep with the posthole digger.

Judy digging under the gate.


Keith working to reinforce the perimeter fence.

Chad working on the trench.

Bringing in the fencing.

Can you see Lucy in the background?

We have just a few feet of perimeter fence that are over sod instead of concrete. Keith is cementing bricks under the fence.

A "Lucy break."

Pulling the fencing taut.

Setting it in the trench. We had to work around a number of pipes and wires.

Measuring - gotta make sure it's a foot deep! 

Refilling the trench.

Last bit of the fence.

Surveying a job well done!

The crew.

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