Adventures in Fencing, etc.

This weekend we took our first steps in fixing the perimeter fencing on our property.

Before- the Short and Schlumpy fencing:

Old Schlumpy Fence

And After- the Tall and Tidy fencing:

New Fence2

New Fence1

And here I am between the before and after, digging post holes the old-fashioned way. We have since decided we’re going to need an auger attachment for the tractor. The old-fashioned way sure is good exercise, but takes an awfully long time.

Master Post Hole Digger

And in other news, the Oregon vest is coming right along. Back and one front side done. Did a quick trial assembly and steaming to test the sizing,, and I think we’re in good shape.

Oregon Vest 11-02-08

The pockets are knit with the back of the vest, and then sewn in against each front side, leaving part of each side seam open for the pocket entry.  Neat, eh?

IMG_0313 (Medium)

Anyway, I only have this much yarn left, and one more front side to go, so I’d better get spinning-

IMG_0314 (Medium)

Gotta get this stuff plied and off the bobbins because Wednesday I’m going to a Comprehensive Spinning workshop with Judith McKenzie McCuin up in Bellingham. Then to top it off, Saturday is a fleece sale at Jonassons farm in Burlington.

Now that’s a good wool week!


  1. Tina T-P

    Nice fencing – that will keep good critters in and bad critters out!

    Nice vest – just like what The Shepherd is looking for 🙂

    No, my work schedule would not allow for days off this week – but it sounds like Judith is going to be at Spindrifters at Nancys Farm next Saturday – Yeah! Have a great time at her class. I was talking to some gals from King County at the spin-in and they said that when this one gal took Judith’s class her spinning changed overnight… wow. Maybe someday I’ll get to take one. T.

  2. Donna

    Great fencing! I know it’s hard work but better to do it right the first time rather than having to repair it multiple times or have escapees.


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