Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fencing the Homestead

We've made good progress putting the fence around our home site. First Mark used his new builder's level to sight the lines of the property and stake out the home site. This included us coming out and sighting the North Star in the evening. Here's Mark with his beloved new tool. And yes, that is a llama in the background. Our neighbors have two!

Here are my mom and Mark putting up corral board.

My dad has been digging postholes with the tractor. I clean out the postholes with the posthole digger (and take pictures), and...wait...WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN???!!!

OK, here they are, on what will be our front porch, with the back fence starting to go in. We fenced off a bit less than an acre to maintain. The rest will be open to the rest of my folks' property, so we'll often have cattle outside the fence. Someday I'd like to get a couple of horses. And maybe some llamas!

Our site is very open...not a lot of trees, although there are beautiful trees on the rest of the property. We chose the spot because we like the views the best, figuring we could plant trees later (yeah...we're gonna be here a loooonnnnnggg time). Also, all that sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. :-)

Here's one of our nicest views, from our front porch.


  1. Can't wait to come visit, when there are actually walls!

  2. Gorgeous! Looks like y'all have been BUSY!