Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mostly, it's about building a fence :)

This picture was taken last week, just as the sun was setting.  This is looking west, down the North property line. Poles are ready to be cemented in.
Thatcher, ready to head to Pre-school.  Wearing his trusty patch :)
Three rugrats in the tub.  I think this is the night Landon and Kacey went to the Jazz game.
Friday I helped mom and dad in their garden a little bit.  They had it mostly done by the time I got there.  I walked over from our house with Lucky.  We found a new path, that takes us down through the corn fields, it's much quicker !
Cementing the poles started Thursday evening along the South property line, and we continued on Friday afternoon.  I carried 20 bags of Sacrete to place at each pole.  They each weigh 80 pounds.  That's 1600 pounds folks !!  Yeah Crossfit !!
Thatch just hung out.
Measuring each pole, leveling just right.

When Rog got home, he joined in the fun.  We were able to get them all in across the back of the property by Friday night when Zac and CJ had to leave for a date night with Lindsey and Moroni Wardell.  They went to a dinner and movie.
Such a good lookin' cuss :)
Saturday morning we started EARLY !  It was still pretty cold.   We started at the east side of the North line, and worked our way West.
Landon came up, and was able to move the pipe all around the perimeter.  This pipe is for the top rail, and the middle rails.  He also put out the rest of the Sacrete on the North property line, which saved my back !
We had all of the pole cemented in by about noon, then took a break for lunch, then...............
.......went down to the Property and cleaned up the chips from the stump that was removed.  It sure looks different !

I just love fall - everything looks so beautiful.  We are sure hoping that a bunch more leaves fall, and it doesn't snow, so we can go over them with the lawnmower one more time.  It makes cleanup in the Spring SO MUCH BETTER !
The garden is all put to bed, and we just finished it by spreading out the wood chips (from the stump).
Working hard.
We moved to the shop, and Tagg cleaned while Zac built a "jig".
He needs to make grooves/saddles in each of the cemented pole for the top rail to lay in, so it can be welded in place.  In order to make them all the same, he constructed a "jig", which is a pattern piece made from metal that he can slip over the top of each of the poles, that shows him just where to make the groove/saddle.

Zac had quite the audience.
Here is the finished jig.

Back to the house for relaxation and dinner.  Ironman came along ;)

This boy sure loves Grandma D's Salsa !
Sunday morning the cutting of the grooves/saddles began.
After using the jig, and cutting the grooves/saddles, the top rail fits nicely in place !
It is now Wednesday (as I post this), and all of the saddles have been cut in the cemented poles, and all of the top rail has been laid in place and is awaiting the welding.  Last night, Zac was building another jig to use on the middle rails, because each of them needs to be notched on each end.  I'm sure he will continue to work on this all week, and I think his plan is to hopefully get everything welded together by the end of next weekend.  Hopefully the weather holds !!

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