Friday, July 16, 2010
fence update and general farm stuff
The next chapter of our DOT issue:
DOT meeting yesterday morning.
We were here and met with a regional DOT person, and a more local representative from the local garage.
The regional person says that she "presumes" the property line is on the other side of the fence, and we have to remove it, move it, whatever, make it disappear.
I explain that the funds for that do not exist right now.
It was not a nice meeting. Our local DOT person was very helpful, but there is only so much that he can do.
There is a lot to this, and it deserves it own post, or it's own blog. We are getting different information from all 3 DOT people we have been trying to work with. I'm considering making a sign and putting it on the fence, directing passers by to a blog to find out what is going on. Then if we need to take down the fence, the locals will know what is going on, and if someone can help us figure out the setbacks on the road, that would help too. DOT does not know the property boundaries, and neither do we for the road frontage part of the property... Next week we hopefully will learn more.
The new pens are being used. They are getting a second phase of completion this weekend, we are putting down mats (the kind with holes) and more gravel to help Java (the footing destroyer) keep things nice.
Sugar is on restricted turnout/movement for an injury (that's why he is here, to rehab).
So he got to test out the pens.
Java clearly likes the little guy. She kept him company for a little while in an adjacent pen.
Uh, Java, you have hay...
Stretch keeping an eye on his girlfriend and making sure to stay where he can see her while grazing:
Java resting. She has been on stall rest/restricted turnout too since she got her knee injected.
Her knee looks like it will be fine, and she is back to full turnout tomorrow:
See the green plant in front of her window?
It's tomato plants. When I put them there I never though they would get higher than her windowsill.
So far she is not bothered, and does not want to eat them. Funny to see though!