All thunder so far, but no rain. Two loads of water yesterday, and I DO NOT want to be hauling water tomorrow.
Got the rest of the fence posts today, and I need to start looking for someone to drill a well.
Neighbor Kent came over today and looked over the shop project. I should be able to finish the ceiling insulation by the end of next week. Cool weather this weekend would really help.
The orchard has gone from being a swamp to a cracked lake bed. Some trees are stressing, so I’ll be pumping water in the a.m. even though there’s a promise of rain in two days. It’ll probably be too little too late if I don’t do something fast.
I finished wiring the braces on the fence corners yesterday, and I uploaded four videos to YouTube on some lessons learned. All I know about hi-tensile fences is from reading, so this is my video offering to anyone that might be planning to do their own fence.
Project intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Py7j7qwo0
Cheap fencing tool review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1vcxYd1Ink
Handy corner post stapling trick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vDzVHy0Lg0
Slipping wire tensioner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=168ixdKTfV8
You can save yourself a lot of labor cost doing a fence yourself if you have the right tools and time.
Last, but not least, WEAR EYE PROTECTION! Hi-tensile wire flies around a lot and I was glad for my glasses and radio headphones. Keeping one hand on the bitter end is the best idea whenever practical.
I lit my solitary side-armed salamander as a burnt offering to a star-filled sky and went back to bed. What will be will be.
and I am not amused. It also promises to be breezy, and I can’t help but think that makes it worse. The trees are everywhere from green-tip to full blossom, so I can only hope that Nature does not play a cruel joke on me. We had pea-sized hail about an hour ago…