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Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Dump Day!

I finally got sick of looking at the pile of crap (aka the "crap pile") behind my storage building, so I sorted it ... and took most of it to the dump.  Boy, that felt good!  (The pile was right in front of that electric box, and extended out about 5 feet ... or more.)

 Here is one of the endless burn piles.  This one, though, has a racetrack around it!

This is the area next to the pig pen.  You can see where I've raked, and where I haven't.

Here's a close-up of the "where I haven't" part.  My soil seems to still be producing its own bailing twine, and lots of it.  None of this is mine.  When I undo a bail, the twine gets wrapped around a piece of fencing by the hay stack.  Today, I went nuts getting rid of everything orange in the backyard.  This is actually all cleaned up now, I just didn't photograph it when I was done.

Here's the truckload of crap.  It doesn't look like much, but it was actually close to 900 lbs. of crap.

And my Monster protection.

Headed to D&B to pick up some panels I bought over the weekend when they were having their sale.  Took me a couple of trips, but I got five panels.  I put my round pen back up, and will have enough stuff leftover to make a holding pen.  I know this looks like an odd shape, but if you stand in the middle of the pen, it's actually pretty darned close to round.

This is the first spring here where I finally feel like I'm not starting out with one foot in the hole.  With a little bit of work, it's right back to where it was at the end of last year.  Not a big mess like it was when I moved in.  I'll have to post those old photos some time.  But I walked around and picked up some dead branches that fell in the wind, picked up some trash that was no doubt thrown in by people driving down the road, pulled a little bit of old fencing out (need to pull out a few more T-posts), but for the most part, it's pretty clean and I can just continue with whatever I'd like to do. 

I would love to some day be able to afford to take out that concrete foundation that held the mobile home.  Some day.

There was some nasty old fencing around this lilac bush.  It took me a while to undo the puzzle of fencing that was there, but I finally got it done.  I need to pull the T-posts, and then I'll trim this bush up.  The sheep like to lay under it in the summer.

Speaking of sheep, Shuck wants to know who turned the lights out.

My favorite ewe (even if she is only one of two this year).

Shuck.  Up close and personal.

Shuck watches over the baby lambs all the time. 

There will be water in the canal in another month or so.  (This is my neighbor's house.  Hi Diana!)

Hopefully the weather holds out and I can get some more work done tomorrow.  Oh, and Bingo is back.  I'll have more on her soon. 



  1. Did you find any more silverware out near the pig pen? What a change of weather from yesterday huh? :-)

  2. Funny you should ask! I found another steak knife. I stabbed it into something, and meant to take it in the house and photograph it for you, but I forgot! I'll grab it as soon as I can find it again! This snow would have been nice in December ... or January ... or even February ... but this is kinda stupid now.