|Zoey loves watching the cows!|
Though we’re incredibly fortunate to have our own barn and the cows have a spacious stall with a run out back, come spring, everyone is itching to have some space to run and fresh grass and since we have plenty of space and the grass is starting to green up again, we do our best to oblige.
Jack did have a work trip scheduled but since it was delayed, we spent the day fixing up one of the cattle corrals that had fallen into disrepair. We cleaned up weeds and loose wire fencing…
|Henry loves his hammer.|
|A bit of rain to soften the ground always helps.|
There’s a neat little cattle shed that needs a bit of cleaning up but is nice and sturdy. There’s some firewood stacked inside, a dead ash looming overhead that’s already punched a hole through the roof, old hay, and a rotten feed bunk that needs to be repaired. Eventually, we’d also like to put tin on the walls to further protect it but, as with all the farm projects, they’re prioritized and tin on the outbuildings isn’t a high priority at the moment.
|Lightweight work for the girls.|
And, there is always a need for a good babysitter. All the girls rotated through their turn keeping Zoey happy so that the rest of us can work.
It was a long day of work but after the fencing was all in place, we ran to town to get some gates and a pizza, which we decided to eat picnic style (you have to take the good days as the come in late winter!).
We were able to use a few of the previous fences’ hinges but the rest weren’t hard to do. Just drill a hole…
|Claire got it about halfway in before she pooped out.|