With things so lovely yesterday, I decided to go work on the fence line down at the neighbor's place. She let me keep my sheep there last year, which was a real blessing as the extra pasture comes in quite handy. There are three acres there, however, and since I couldn't afford to put in a woven wire fence, I opted for something a wee bit less expensive; this orange stuff that you see in construction areas or out in fields blocking snow.
Now, anybody can tell you that this is not ideal fencing for sheep. Unfortunately, Anybody wasn't around when I purchased it. They did show up, however, a month after I put it up and informed my sheep that it wasn't too terribly tricky to push through. Hence, I had a few loose sheep last summer. Fortunately, sheep are terribly cute and the neighbors got a kick out of them wandering through their yards.
The beginnings of a 'hoop house', Tracey style! This shows two rebar meshes that I lashed together, then arched into the air. I have two more that will go alongside these to make the arch wider. They're pegged down with fence posts. Once I've got the 'frame' done, I'll cover it with a tarp for an inexpensive, temporarily shelter in the summer pasture.
For those of you who asked! I've now got the beginnings of the soap blog going. More than soap, of course...lotions, yarns and whatever else happens to be a by-product of my life here at any given moment. So come visit me at the Palace!
Have a great day, and don't forget to submit your lambing dates (you have until tomorrow evening) and your caption for the boot (I'll be taking a look at them all tonight!)