A Trip Down South

Life has been busy, busy.  If you’ve checked out Instagram, you know we took a trip to the land to do some work.    We had to leave early, so we could be back in time for kidding season to start.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a data plan, and had to rely on various free WiFi spots.  Let me say one thing about that: They don’t work.    It was very frustrating and I gave up trying to post updates.  Eventually, I’ll have to switch to some type of data plan, because there isn’t any other means of communication on the property. 

On the drive down, it was a wee bit foggy in some places.

20160320_074431.jpg

 

Then we ran into my favorite thing (that’s sarcasm, btw)

20160320_134344.jpg

 

I thought pyramids were in Egypt.  Did we take a wrong turn somewhere?

20160320_191507_001.jpg

The area where the new gate is going:

20160323_113815_001

 

Rain clouds moving in

20160323_113857_001

One of the many evil fire ant bunkers.  We will declare war on them soon.

20160325_121758

That looks like a tire track.  Oops?

20160323_121524.jpg

 

Initial gate installed.  It needs a bit of fine tuning.

20160325_121558_001

Small holding pen going up for the goats I’m bringing on the move.  We ran out of time to build the run-in, because it rained half the time we were there.

20160325_121625_001

Almost half way home and a brake line broke.  All brake fluid was gone and it was a bit hairy until we found a safe place to park.  We pulled into a truck stop that had the number for a traveling mechanic.  From the time we stopped until we were back on the road again was 3.5 hours.  Thank you, Lord!  We were worried we’d have to stay a few days, because it was a holiday weekend.

20160326_181757_001

After that, we made it home safely.  A few days later, kidding started.  My target date to move the livestock down is October, but we’ll see.  Every time I make a target date, something happens to ruin it.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s