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Moving to Alabama
The Home Search Is Over - and the Fence Plan Part Begins
I just returned from house hunting. Did you miss me? ;-)
Here's a picture of our soon-to-be new place in Alabama. It's a four-acre corner lot on two dirt roads.
The ground slopes gently down from the north side.
My first-ever attempt at drawing fence lines on a satellite view picture centered below. The existing fence line is blue. Red will be the first inner fence. Purple will be an inner fence doubling as a riding ring.
Later on, both of the front paddocks will be connected like cul-de-sac ends of a labyrinthine PP turnout track winding through the woods.
Green shows the future perimeter fence, and yellow shows one possible option for the track fencing.
photo from Zillow.com
Future home of Tangled Manes
Update: better layout diagram
May 18, 2009
Scaling Back for the Move --
Our PP Turnout Track Is Now Reduced and Redesigned
Yesterday we closed off the track, but the horses didn't seem to mind. In fact, they seemed to think they were getting special treatment when we brought their feeder toys forward into the newly downsized enclosure. It now begins at a wider turnaround area at the front fence (shown above), goes through and past the fabric shelter, temporarily also including the run-in shed lot, and down past the fence charger zig zag to another wider turnaround area at the lone PP tree (shown below). This brings the west end of the PP out beyond the fence line of the inner field, which has been moved up to the charger (the wood post seen in front of the tent below). We may need to add a third line of electric rope to this part, now that Stella, Jewel, & Ally are contained in a smaller area.
Stella seemed to understand that she was about to lose over half of her turnout field -- she spent a good long time eating the taller unmowed grass just west of the t-posts as I pounded those into the ground. So now we're back to having the horses on two acres instead of five, both to get them used to living in a smaller space, and to free up some fence posts with which to create our new Alabama PP track.
I am strangely relieved to return those three acres to the Canadian geese, deer, coyotes, and porcupines... Plus, it saves at least four hours of inner field mowing time, which I can put to good use writing a blog to avoid packing. ;-)
May 24, 2009
Sweet Home Alabama!
Jewel & Stella get acquainted with their new Paddock Paradise.
June 30, 2009
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