After completing the north section of a new, long fence line we’re putting in, to allow our goats to be able to have access to an 11-acre field, it was on to the southern part.
The south-most end ended up being really interesting. I dug the end post hole without too much issue, but when I got to the second post, I hit rock. I thought, ok, no problem, I’ll just dig it out. Well, I stopped trying to dig it out when I got about 3 feet by 2 1/2 feet (maybe more) exposed and still wasn’t done. I then tried a different post location, but hit another big rock. Ugh…
However, when the Lord formed the earth in this area whenever He did, He graciously granted a gap between those two rocks, just about post-diameter size. Ha, what a gift! And so I started digging it out hoping it would work:
Breaking rock is fun! 😉
Well, it did end up working, and I was able to get all the posts set in concrete. I am thankful to God for Him granting that! Again what a gracious gift!
And then I put in the posts of the northern end of this southern section:
And hung the gate. Whew…just made it! I don’t know how it ended up so close after measuring before digging the post holes, but post hole digging sometimes can drift:
Here are the t-posts and inner wood posts done:
And then the twisted wire for more bracing:
And all of the barbed wire pulled:
And lastly, the dividing gateway. Fence line done, thanks to God!
One final step was needed for the field in general, and that was to shore up the north-south end of the western fence line, and so here it is completed:
New Entrance Culvert Pipe
In order to get ready for using the new road entrance we showed in the last blog post, the county will come and prepare the dirt, but we needed to provide the culvert pipe.
Here is what it looked like getting it home. I’m sure that was an interesting sight when I was driving on the highway! 🙂
Those things are quite heavy, so I solicited the help of the guys, and they graciously accepted. We were thankful no one got hurt!
Once they were off the truck, when the road crew came, they dragged them up to the front with a backhoe and chain:
And then they did their thing:
And here’s the new driveway into our entrance!
We are thankful to the Lord for the provisions to continue to work the land in the hopes of getting further sustaining, for the strength to even do the work, and for no injuries; and we always pray He will guide us in these things so they may be used for His glory and blessings of others!