Bull Pen

After the water and electric lines were done, it was time to finish the bullpen.

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The utility lines run right down the middle of the new bullpen, so those had to be done first. And now on to fencing!

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And by now you know the fencing drill. Lay out the fence and pull strings.  Dig post holes in lots of rocks . . .

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. . .set posts along the string and cement them in . . .

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. . . and yes, I added decorations to the cement. I think the fall leaves are a nice touch don’t you? If you must spend your time cementing in fence posts, you should at least have fun with it – that’s my philosophy.

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After the cemented posts are set, install braces for the corners. Molly and Grizzly watch (or nap) as usual.

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And then it was time to move the feed trough into position. The feed trough was used across the road temporarily last year because we didn’t get the bullpen done, so using our favorite neighbor’s tractor Rick just had to lift the feed trough up . . .

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. . . and over the fence . . .

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. . . across the road and maneuver it around the posts and carefully position it in the slot under the roof . . .

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. . . and set it in place on the gravel. You have probably noticed they never ask me to drive the tractor when doing something very exacting or precise, and with good reason. I can drive the tractor and I can make the bucket go up and down – eventually. I do sometimes have to try a time or two to remember which way to move the stick to make it go which way. Much better for Rick to drive the tractor and me to take pictures.

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And the feeding station for the bulls is done.

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Now, we just have to finish the rest of the bullpen fence. Ox the bull needs to be moved to his new home.


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