I am sooooo sore today!
Yesterday was beautiful out. Decided to continue with my wood fence on the goat pen.
Already built two 8ft sections. Just had to move them into place. Realized my fence was NOT straight and had to move five done sections over. Then got smart and strung a line up so i wouldn't mess that up again.
This fence isnt into the ground. Its a bitch to dig post holes or pound T posts in so each 8ft section is screwed to a crosser so they look like H. That way if the goats head butt it the crossers take the pressure and the fence stays up. Not the best explanation but it works. Anyways...
Wh helped with one section then got on my nerves so i did the rest myself with him coming to help here and there. I got smart and built the next sections in place so all i had to do was stand them up and screw.
Each 8ft section is two 4ft. Three 4×4 posts with 8 horizontal 2×4 joining each, so 16 total. Its a heavy section. My arms feel like jello. I had to wear my rubber boots because its all wet there but these boots are also steel toe. My legs are so sore too.
We put up field fencing last year to keep the horses further back. I was going to leave a space between the field fence and back of the goat pen for the tractor but that means pounding in T posts for the goat/sheep fence. Said screw it and will continue the wood fence right to the field fence then line the inside of the field fence with the goat fence so they cant get through. Means the goats have more room.
This isnt a bad thing since i want to be able to extend the pig pen which is beside the goats. Just means 4 more eight foot sections to build.
That said, my body really hates me today. I mean OMG ouchy.
Wh old neighbour was a WW2 vet. In his 90's using an old sickle to cut the grass in his ditches. The man was amazing!!! Wh was gifted that sickle. Im in my 40's and building part of a fence has left me a blob the next day. Geez!
I keep having to tell myself "I am living my dream" lol.
Part of me feels defeated. Now i had help, the kids helped a bit, wh helped a bit. I just hate that my body isnt up to par like it used to be.
Today im staying inside but taking care of inside stuff so i dont feel like im slacking.
Hopefully tomorrow ill complete that fence.
Anyone elses "dream" seem so hard at times?