Monday, August 26, 2013

Bingo's Fence

It's been a whirlwind of a weekend. Saturday at 8:30a, fence construction began!  This has been a source of amusement because Lawnmower Ben has been asking me questions all week about it.
Brother Atlasta & I got all the supplies that I was told we needed. But the original guy who measured the yard & told me what I needed, then moved to Utah. So there's Ben, surveying my supplies.

Ben: Do you have wire stretchers?
Me: Wire stretchers?
Ben: You can't do this without wire stretchers.
Me: Oh.
Ben: Why do you have field fence, anyway?
Me: Because that's what I need?
Ben: You ain't puttin' a cow back there.

So Ben & I returned the field fence, and got what he called "dog wire." Which doesn't require wire stretchers.

Ben: Do you have an auger?
Me: An auger?
Ben: They ain't doin' this by hand, are they? That's 40 holes; they'll be here all day.

They did some by hand.

Here's the auger in action.
And here's Bingo during the operation:

On the couch.

 Another shot of the guys at work:

Elder Brown by back of labyrinth:

Bingo watching the progress:

Back inside:
Ready for belly rubs!
Part one was finished in about 4 hours. The ground was so wet from all the rain we've had, that they didn't even have to mix the concrete first. When they dug the holes, they started filling up with water, so they just poured the concrete directly into the holes with the posts. So those are setting, and then Lawnmower Ben & the missionaries are coming over sometime this week to run the fence around. 
Ben: Do you have U-nails?
Me: U-nails?
Ben: [sigh]  I'll getchu some. 

After the guys left.  Walkies:


She loves rooting thru the grass. 

T-Bob in stealth mode.

On the attack. He leaps up at Bingo. 

Back in the dirt.
 New gate down to the lake:

Heading down the trail.

The leaves are starting to turn.


She's such a gorgeous girl.

Back up the trail. *sniff*

Tabby joining us. He'll be able to get out thru the fence; Bingo will not. Like the cat door. 

*sniff*  with paw lift.  :-) 
And that's been our week. Part 2 of the fence should happen some time this week. I'm looking FW to having Bingo be able to run free without a leash.  :-)

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