Fixin’ Fences & Makin’ Memories

April 2015

As we prepare to bring our small herd over to our farm our fencin’ needed fixin’ first.  This part of the pasture has beautiful stone walls but, but they are not high enough to keep the cows in, so adding electric fencing is a must.  Pictured below is the Mayor and his father winding up the barbed wire.

This was the first time I was able to wander through the pasture without the Sheriff as he was having himself a tractor ride with Daddy.  Personally, I think fields/pastures are just one of the most peaceful things on this earth….and add a few animals grazing on them and you’ve got yourself a little piece of heaven here on earth!!!  The picture below shows the opposite side of the pasture and those stone walls are plenty high and will work just fine without an electric fence.  Our cows are going to love all of this green grass as well as the large shelter for them to relax in.

Here is a picture of the old dairy barn.  This poor thing needs so much work, but with a little love and a lot of sweat, we will restore it as close as possible to the original dairy barn. My hope is that this barn will not only serve as a home/safe haven for our animals, but also a special place for my little boy to have fun and experience life.  I can picture having picnics on a rainy days in the barn, and playing hide & seek in the old stalls, or helping Daddy fix the tractors. I can also see the Sheriff learning how to care for all the farm animals as well as witnessing the awesome miracle of a new life being born and the painful experience of one being taken away.

This is our pasture with our neighbors farm in the distance.

Here’s the Sheriff!  He’ll be driving that tractor before I know it.  He absolutely loves being on his farm!

I took a walk over to the stone wall that borders our neighbor’s property because I wanted to take in the beauty of my neighbor’s field.  As I hoisted myself up on and over the stone wall, I got the shock of my life when I came face to face with a cemetery!  I had no idea that this even existed!   WOW!  Now I know some would be “creeped out” by all of this, but all I can think of is history!  I’m curious to know who is buried there, and did they live on my farm?  Or my neighbors farm?  I’m hoping at some point to talk with some of the neighbors to find out more information.  Stay tuned for more on that…..

There is just something I love about the picture below; perhaps it’s the love I have always had for silo’s? Or a reminder of how small I really am on this place called earth….

Here’s the Sheriff exploring the pasture!  He managed to find the only dandelion flower in the whole pasture.  I just love this little boy!

Daddy and son sharing a ride together on the tractor.

And before we left for the day, the Sheriff wanted to stomp in the mud puddles….I couldn’t resist….life’s too short to not enjoy mud puddles.

Until next time….