Sunday, September 26, 2010

Angus Lee has arrived - our new mule

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Angus Lee (or Angass) recently joined our farm community.  He is a five month old mule that Chris found.  She has been looking for a mule for a long time and they finally found each other.  The picture below is when he first came into his new home and was looking at his pasture mates (the donkeys) for the first time.  His ears were at full attention!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Some new fencing

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Started work on some of the fencing around the barn area. 

Currently all of the fencing is painted this deep dark brown color, kind of depressing.  Much of it is already in not great shape as well, I've already had to replace a few weak boards. 

We liked the way we had our fencing in Gilroy, just a top and bottom rail with mesh in between. It kept the animals from chewing on the fence and opens things up a bit so you can see the donkeys better.  Because the donkeys have started chewing on some of the fencing, we started on that section first.  Here's a few cell phone pictures, you can click on them for a larger view.

All of the posts were in pretty good shape, so we kept them.  Here you can see some paint in place on the posts and you can see the old fence boards and their brown color.
Another angle, you can see another area of fence in the background that we'll get later.
We pre-painted the boards (and some spares) to get a good coat of paint on them.
All the new boards screwed into place and the mesh in place.  Back in business.
Some upset donkeys, no more wood for snacks!
Even the telephone pole got a little paint on it to blend in!

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's official! Part II

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Our House in Bloom-6

Our house in Gilroy is no longer our house.  It has been 11 months since we started the short sale purchase of the home in Georgetown, which took 6 months.  We were then able to put our house in Gilroy up for sale, which took us another 5 months.  We found a wonderful couple to take over possession of our home in Gilroy and we know they will take great care of the property.  As of today, it is no longer our home, it is now their home.