Bill’s First Blog Entry

As a condition to uprooting our family, selling our house, and buying my dream home, I’ve conceded to write a blog entry periodically to help keep family and friends apprised of our new life.  I’ve decided to blog about our home projects and things I like about the house and area.  We’ve agreed not to pursue any major home improvement projects for at least a year but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan, discuss, and plan some more.

After our black lab got through the backyard fence, we decided to do something about it which led to our first project -

 

Home Projects: Fencing

Time to complete: 2 half days (with two people – thanks Dennis!)

Cost: $1/linear foot

New fencing attached to the old horse fence

New fencing attached to the old horse fence

We have a large back yard - nearly 500 feet around the parameter with about 40 feet in gates and another 100 feet which already had a metal mesh for the chickens who are no longer there.  We had several types of fencing options – rectangular, square, chicken wire, horse, cow, sheep, different heights, and different gauges.

I decided to go with the sheep/goat fencing because it was thin enough to be unobtrusive, tall enough (4 feet) to go up to the top rail, and I plan to get goats eventually.  The one negative I’ve found is that the fence is only offered in 330’ long bundles – very random and quite heavy.

 

Will dwarf goats and their delicious cheese products be a part of our family in the future?  Last weekend saw us take the first step, much to Jennifer’s delight!

Will dwarf goats and their delicious cheese products be a part of our family in the future?  Last weekend saw us take the first step, much to Jennifer’s delight!