Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Getting Ready for Doc & Pete

Today I put up some electric fencing in preperation for the delivery of Doc and Pete. I spent most of the day putting up electric fencing in the field closest to the house and soon to be barn.

It was pretty chilly (34) when I got started this morning at 7:00, so I got the two most important tools of the morning!
A cup of hot coffee and a 10 pound sledge hammer!!! You see, the secret is the more coffee I drink, the faster I will swing the sledge!!! LOL

Here is a photo run of the ongoing project.

Here is our solar powered fence charger, it puts a nice electric shock to the fence!!!! Unfortunatly there is only one way to test it.

Tomorrow a gentleman will be here to dig out a small hillside for the barn, hopefully we will have the barn up.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Horses on the new farm

Dad always said that we would never buy any kind of live stock unless we were properly set up for it.... Well it just goes to show that when you say the word "never" that the words said after that will come back and bite you. LOL

Dad and I just got back from Northern Ky, buying a team of draft horses. Their names are Pete and Doc, they are full brothers, and they are part Haf Linger, part Belgian. They also came with a wagon, harness, and a horse drawn mowing machine. Here are some photo's of them.

This is Doc

And this is Pete

Mom like's Doc the best

That wagon and mowing machine all loaded. Notice that it is Dark and Raining!!!

Dad checking the load before we hit the interstate!!

When I asked him to turn around for a photo he said "Just get in the truck so we can get home" LOL

ON the road again!!!
 We were on the road for about 8 1/2 hours!!!!!! 
Doc and Pete aren't on the farm yet, but the gentleman that we bought them from is going to deliver them next Saturday!!! So I have to get some fencing up this week for them!!! 

Now, to bed with me!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I'v Been a'workin....

I know I haven't posted any thing on my blog for a while now but I had/have been busy!!!!! As you know we sold the old farm and found the new place, well turns out we closed early on the old place!!!!! That was a Pain!!!!!!!! LOL
Not only did we have to get all of our stuff packed and stored away, but I had that branding iron order to get done too!!!! But we were able to get it all done.... ON TIME I might add :)
We have been moved in the new place for 8 days and we have gotten a good bit done, but there is still a mountain of work to get done..... And when I say mountain, I'm talkin about Mount Everest size amount of work to get done!!!!!....... Let me give you a small list of what needs to be done.
#1 build a addition on the back of the house for a off grid kitchen with wood cook stove
#2 go deer hunting ( think that is the most important) LOL
#3 run electric from Dad's side of the shop to my side
#4 put in a divider wall between Dad's shop and mine
#5 Put up the Green house
#6 Hook up the well to the house
#7......... There's so much to get done, I forgot what #7 was =O

So as you can see we have a LOT to get done.

The other mornin I went for a walk around the farm, and I took these photo's.

With all that said about all the work that needs to be done, I shall go downstairs and get a cup of coffee and get to work.