Monday, May 14, 2018

Hard Work...

I don't know about you, but I sure can't sleep when the sun comes up and shines in our bedroom window.  Up and at 'um.  The light on the porch was perfect.

 Little Wonder stuck it out with me for chores.  Phoebe went back in the house before Gary left for Java.

 I loaded up my big wheelbarrow with a hammer and went out to the inner pasture to take down a fence line.  Our fences have been up since 1981 and they are tired.
This section was a disaster after this winter.
First I had to cut down vines...
then I knocked down all the boards
 I had to take out two posts but only had success with one.

 We were out there for two hours in the sun and it was getting hot!

 I am so glad Mike was able to put in the section that blew out of this barn a year ago March.  It's so high we never would have been able to do it.
 At one I went down to the Rec Center for the SSAI meeting.
 This is the Sweden Senior Association, Incorporated and I used to be the liaison from the Town Board.  Being a Senior, I still attend most of the meetings.

 When Karen arrived tonight she carried in all the boards I took down and got rid of the huge pile of vines.  I went out and worked on the post I could not get out earlier.  She is so strong!  She was able to pull it out for me.
The 5 Yorkies from the back forty kept coming into the pasture and ring,
barking at us.  Little Wonder would chase them away until they all turned around.
Then he ran away from them.

 We got all the stakes in and were able to string the rope.
Three lines.  Just did not have the energy to find new hardwood boards
and replace them along with resetting the posts.  
It is not an outside fence line, so what the heck.

 I'm sure Gary appreciated not having to do any of it.
He was still concentrating on the gardens.
We both had very late lunches so at 7:45 we had the leftover cauliflower casserole
and some apple slices.  Weird combo but it worked.
It is now 8:53 and I have walked 16,298 steps,
which is 6.36 miles!  By midnight I will be over 17,000.
No need to go work out today!
Night all.


Nancy J said...

lovely morning light on those tulips. What hard work with the fence, you really need a quad bike with a winch.Hugh uses his for so many hauling jobs.

Grey Horse Matters said...

That’s a lot of hard work and a lot of steps. But it’s one more thing done. Hope you get a day to relax soon.

Val Ewing said...

I am with you. Nothing like the morning light when the sun shines! I woke this morning and after making coffee abandoned the pot to its own devices while Charlie and I took a walk in the morning fog and dew.