The name of the game the last two weeks has been FENCING! Kevin took the week off last week so we could fence the buck pasture and a new pasture of the girls and llamas. We hoped to get both done on his week off…. well that didn’t happen. The surveyor marketed our line for the new pasture and the space ended up being much larger than we had expected, so that in addition to me having work with the photography business, farmers markets, and having to care for two small children, who have schedules and nap times, we are really behind. We managed to get all of the post holes dug for both pastures, and the posts set and about half the fence up for the buck pasture. It looks like this project is going to span over the next 4 or 5 weekends now. It will all be worth it when it’s done.
Fencing the buck pasture is more important than the new pasture for the girls since we pick up our herd sire on Sunday! We also have to finish painting the buck house, put up the hay feeder, build the pasture door, and put the roof “shingles” on. Needless to say that we have a busy few days ahead of us. Kevin has been stretching the fence in the morning before he leaves for work and I have been going out after chores/milking and breakfast to staple/nail the fencing to the posts. We are chipping off little bits at a time. I hope to share pictures of the pastures in progress and of our new buck next week! I don’t think I have even been so busy in my whole life!!
In other news, we have been working on June’s soap and it’s something very different, so we are hoping it comes together before June 1st! I can’t wait to share more about it.