Sunday, August 15, 2010

Befores and Afters

Who was wielding a weedwacker at 6:30 this morning clearing a path to set up a new area for the goats?  Yup, it was me.  I put off the brambly business too long.  Here's the befores and afters on the last area they were in.

Before: (couldn't see the road)

 After: (road is visible)
Before: (grampa apple tree is not visible)

After: (you can see the old apple tree easily)
Their new area is behind an older area.  I weedwacked a path to it, and then weedwacked all the way around.  Saved labor in putting up the fence, but still ended up sweaty and a mess.  It's difficult to see the path I wacked out in the below pic.  To the right is an area the goats were in for a few weeks at the end of May.  To the left of the path is an area they were in in late July. 

Here you can see them beginning to feast.

It's been a busy weekend (what else is new).  I slept outside under the stars Friday night and it was quite a treat.  The Perseids were still in full meteor mode.  Every time I opened my eyes, there was a streak of light across the heavens.  Yesterday was a fire department party, where I met the medical director of the fire department - the man who owned MY house from 1985 to 1991.  He still lives in the neighborhood.  Needless to say, there was a bit of an interrogation.

In about an hour, a dog will come to visit, maybe to stay.  A potential playmate for Maggie.  The rescue organization that gave me Maggie and Desmond had an event yesterday.  I liked this dog, but so did someone else.  A lady from the rescue org is bringing the dog to both of our houses today, to see where the dog will fit in best.  Highlights tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Never a dull moment! Looks like the 'crew' is doing a fabulous job.