The long version is probably slightly more intresting. The morning was pretty normal--only I ate my breakfast before going across the creek to feed my cows. Mama told me I probably ought to...and you know what? I think my stomach agrees! (As well as my brain...)
I finally got the first AfterEffects composition finished today...it looks something like this:
Shortly thereafter, I betook myself off to go work on the fence at our place. I got the remaining three wires strung on the first section, north of the footgate, and then started on the second section, south of the footgate. The wire stringing wasn't hard and I managed to get the wire fairly tight without too much trouble.
Then I started digging holes and planting posts again. I got the first 'H' frame fixed up--including the 'deadman'--which I did a better job on than the other two. I bent two nails into useless wiggles trying to get the cross bar in. I was starting to get frustrated before I realized that there had to be a knot in that post and that it would go better if I started pounding the nails in with the post laying on the ground! I can be a bit of dummy sometimes, you know...I was just trying to do it like I had yesterday--but then again, that post first had to be trimmed and then it was still super tight...
Anyway, before I went further, I called Mama, but got Daddy instead--which in the long run was probably better. I talked to Daddy a bit about what to do; since the only part of the fence that is really falling down is north of the water trough, I was wondering if I should just do that part--but also thinking how it would have looked silly like that.
Anyway, Daddy told me to do the whole length. I got started digging a post hole and kept hitting root. (There is an oak right there in the fence row.) I finally found a spot where I could get through--the problem with that being it was just about where I had planned to plant a deadman. I instead just put the post in normal depth. I don't know if I will put a dead man in there or not...the corner post I'm going to attach the wire to is pretty solid...I'll make my final decision on that one tomorrow when I get back to the job.
By this time, my wrists were really hurting and I was hungry, so I called it quits for the day. After cleaning up after myself of course. I don't leave tools laying around, you know. I really need to get out there and burn the old, decomposing hay and all those palm fronds...when I do that, I'm going to have a hose in hand.
I got home and we fed the cows. Then we moved the chickens. We should have done it yesterday, but we didn't. The rooster I have in with the hens, I'm going to keep...he's kind of become a pet. (I know Mama, I wasn't supposed to let that happen!) I call him "Tail-less" because he hasn't much of a tail left. I also think I have at least two Buff Orphingtons among my New Hampshire Red hens...they just look like Buff's--which is fine with me because I like the Buffy's. :) There is also a Rhode Island Red hen running around with the roosters. When I put that crazy black and white thing and my poor little wounded henny back in with the rest of the hens, I'll add Miss Rhode Island. Speaking of the little hen, she seems to be getting a little better--slowly. She eats and drinks and is letting that foot down a little more. I let her out of the kennel today and she got some green stuff in her. While she hopped a bit, I got my fingers into her feathers and tried to clean her up some. She did a little preening herself--which is the first I've seen since we've had her 'hospitalized'. I think I may let her out like that again for a few minutes tomorrow. It seemed to do her good.
After I put her back in the kennel, I fed Snip--who really had been very patient. Savannah fed the cats. I then rushed off to feed the heifers. I'm glad the golf cart didn't die on me because I forgot to put it on the charger last night and I meant to put it on this morning after I got back from the pens--but I forgot!
The rest of the evening was going normally, until Uncle Rod showed up with his wife to do a little pistol . Snip of course, decided that he had to know what was going on and stood right behind the backstop. I changed and hauled him off into the horse lot and closed the gap gate. That horse is so downright silly! Oh well...
Well, I'll go see if Savannah is about ready for prayers... :)