I set out pulling down the old fence, freeing it from all of the blackberries, pulling the posts, moving the posts and installing the new fence. About three weeks and a bit over 2500 feet of new fence later and I had gone all the way around the property. I just get going with something and well, I keep going. A friend's quick calculation of property "reclaimed" to our side of the fence, revealed that we got back a bit over a half acre of land and all the perimeter trees are now easily accessible.
One cool thing is that everything I put out on the road with a "FREE" sign on it goes away. I hauled all 2500 feet of the old tangled fence, out to the road and within 3 hours it was all gone. A little white truck was spotted driving slowly down the road with big rolls of fence piled high.
all of the little conifers are now back on "our side."
What is this ?
I'm not sure,...
Wow, it goes way down there,...
Tanji has had several run-ins with the old west fence line.
He learned that he was not to go through the fence, and would
walk up to it, sniff it, yell at it, but still stay on our side.
So, with the new fence being installed in a new location,
Tanji's true wild personality surfaced. He is not
very good with change/new things.
When he first saw the fence, he meowed wildly then ran home.
He did this several days in a row. Finally,
Lesley "dragged" him out to the fence, he was scared.
He stared at it,...
and yelled at it.
Tanji is our only boy who sprays, luckily only outside
to mark the border of his "territory." It is pretty funny to
watch because his tail goes straight up and vibrates wildly.
After a few more trips, Tanji has made peace
with the new fence; he's a cat who understands
that the grass is greener wherever home is.