Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Update...Fencing in the back 40!

This little sweetie pie follows me around in the yard now, climbing trees and jumping out from behind things to scare me. He attacks large Guinea feathers and brings them up on front porch. 



Why in the world can't I get as much done these days! I'm busy all the time! 

I did finish one big job that has been on my list for for a while. Cleaning out the hen house. There were dusty cobwebs the size of a jump rope hanging on the rough walls and ceiling. I used my old "Webster" duster with the extendable handle to reach in and clean out. Remember the "Webster"? I raked everything off the dirt floor and added fresh wood shavings. Hope the hens appreciate all this when they fly up on the roost tonight.

Here it is Wednesday morning. Started this post late yesterday.

So, I mentioned hoping the hens would appreciate my work...well I went out at the edge of dark to close up the chicken lot for the night and there stood all the hens with their necks stretched out, trying to figure out what was different inside their house. They were afraid to go in. One by one the hens had  to be shooed inside. :)

Also, the plan for fencing has been downsized considerably! Funny how if you keep looking and dreaming, something will work out. Check out this spot. Facing our house, this is the left side of our property. Down near the pond, walk in here, turn left...



and see the chicken house and lot up ahead...



walking closer...



and closer, then join on to the chicken lot. Would this not be the perfect size for two donkeys, and very doable. 



With the much smaller lot, I can use the metal T-posts and wire fencing. Plundering through our stash of stuff we keep, in case we should ever need it, were eleven T-posts.  I can buy a few at the time and put them in the ground. Then the fencing.

Poppy came home from hunting Monday evening just before dark...I heard him park the four-wheeler under the shelter, which is on the left in the above picture, second from bottom...with the ladder hanging near the top. The new fence will run along the back and be attached to the shelter. Anyhow, peeping out the window, I saw him with his hands on his hips looking at the T-posts that have been driven into the ground. He didn't question why the posts were there. Then yesterday, Poppy caught me standing with my hands on my hips dreaming about the new fence so I explained it all. He approves! Could be he is just thankful that I've given up on fencing in the whole back 40! 

I sure appreciated all the helpful comments that were left on my post about fencing in the back. Some of you suggested that a smaller area would work fine for donkeys. 

Bun Bun has grown into a big furry unusual looking rabbit. He's munching on apple peelings...



Bun Bun is a sweetie pie too.



Thank you for visiting. Hope to be back soon!

Love,
Henny

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to begin my day: sweet kitty, super-fuzzy bunny, and the idea of big-eyed donkeys!

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  2. I am so glad you got your wish for the donkeys, hope it all goes well. The bunny is adorable.

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    1. Thank you. Maybe there will be a donkey here soon.

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  3. Looks like you're getting closer to donkey heaven!

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  4. The first thing I thought of when I saw your title was, oh good! Donkeys are coming!
    Are you going to spin some of Bun Bun's fluff? You won't believe how warm it is. And of course, soft. You can spin it with wool as well.

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    1. That's funny and that's me! It should have read, "not" fencing in... I am left handed, a virgo, and have a touch of Dyslexia. I am good at transposing numbers, saying and writing things backwards. :) Wonder if I could spin the fur on a drop spindle. I got one yesterday with some wool from "Punkin's Patch". I'm still having trouble holding Bun Bun. Thanks!

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  5. I do like donkeys! M
    A girl I went to college with had a donkey called Hazel...she was a sweet thing.
    Jane x

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    1. What a cute name for a donkey. Sure hope to get one soon.

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  6. Next up- some fencing and the donkeys will have a nice little yard to play in. Sweet little kitty, and an adorable flop eared bunny.

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  7. your bunny is adorable. you get more done in a day than I get done in a week.

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    1. Oh my! I don't know about that when I see your lovely place! Thank you!

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  8. I think my comment went into cyberspace! You are getting closer to the donkey dream! :)

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    1. Don't you just hate that? I'm always hitting some weird button.

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  9. What a lovely place to walk around.
    Bun Bun is really big.

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    1. Thank you! I did not realize how big the bunny would get. Thank you for visiting.

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  10. You're pretty tricky to talk about a big fence and then change it to a smaller fence.

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    1. I can sure go on and on about stuff, can't I? :)

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