A Tiny Pasture

 

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“The Goat Pasture” — all fenced in and ready to go!

Saturday was a big day here at the One Acre Lott homestead. After nearly two and a half years of dreaming, planning, saving, and scheming, we finally have the “pasture” fenced in!

I realize that it probably doesn’t qualify as a real pasture when it’s only about 55′ x 200′ — but what else can you call it?

A pen?  A corral?  A paddock?

Pasture is about the only word that seems to fit.

But really, who cares about the semantics? What matters is that it’s done!

Almost…

I still need to shore up a couple of places — and make a gate for it — before we can bring our new calf home (for more details on that, you’ll have to see my earlier post).  But for right now, I’m just happy to have the fence up!

In fact, there have been a couple of times that I’ve found myself just wandering around in there (probably with a stupid grin on my face), imagining what it’ll be like when we have a grazer or two to keep the weeds down.

Lindsey has probably heard me say this 500 zillion times, but I’m really excited to have a little “black and white” running around the place. 😉  It’ll also be really nice in about a year and a half to fill the freezer with some nice, homegrown beef.

The ultimate goal, however, is to get a couple of goats for the pasture.  I know it sounds crazy, but it’s been a dream of mine for quite awhile to raise a few dairy goats.

Why goats?  Well, that’s a good question… Unfortunately, the answer will have to wait until a later blog post.

In the meantime, I need to give a “shout out” to my family — because let me tell you, this little fencing project definitely wouldn’t have happened without them!

My dad and brother came up for the day and were busy pounding the t-posts, while Lindsey and her dad and I all worked on wiring up the panels.  Lindsey’s mom even helped out by entertaining the baby.

Heck, if it weren’t for them, I’m pretty sure I’d be working on this all summer!

 

 

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