We then got the maple tree planted in the front yard. The thing had totally dried out and I had asked Annmarie not to water it so guess where this is going if the maple tree dies? We also planted the ground cover and bunch grass on the front hillside. It was looking worse for the wear also. Lots of water poured on them and a sprinkler set up over the whole area afterwards. Mr. President brought over three loads of gravel. I finished the short rock wall next to the old cat picket fence and then put in block under the gate. I think there are enough blocks left to run across the gravel just like we did on this end to separate the gravel and grass. I dropped a very large rock directly in the middle of my left boot toe. It hurt a lot. I hoped around on one foot hollering obscenities. I then shook the foot in the air to get some circulation going. I quit picking up rocks and had Reagan move the one I was attempting to carry. He is coming over tomorrow for four hours to move gravel with the tractor. Not very complicated or hard labor, but it needs to happen. I will have to do it after dark at the rate I am getting to it. Finishing the elevated garden and back deck area is now a priority. I have to do the hydrant plumbing soon, but that is something I can do alone.
We set up the mesh electric fence to keep the designated victim from escaping his safe haven. He keeps sneaking out. I am going to have to drill four holes with the mistress (tractor) and put in railroad ties on this side of the ditch. One set on the corner will be set five feet apart, I will take one 16 foot panel and cut it into three pieces of equal length and create a U-shaped enclosure attached to two railroad ties at the opening that crosses across the irrigation ditch. This will allow the alpaca to get a drink of water and not sneak out. I don't know that this idea will get implemented this fall. More important projects are jumping to the front of the list.
|Back yard starting to get gravel.|
|Horse area all ready for winter.|