10.26.11 Zounds! The sounder!

USDA called, they caught 15 out of 17 hogs in the wild sounder.  The carcasses were left on top of Turkey Hill, in part because it is the furthest away from the neighbors’ houses, in part because it is easily accessible from the ring road, and in part because the stench may help to dissuade some of the trespassers that have been coming in from the backside of the property.


Rain gauge in East pasture measures 1.75 inches.
Rain in Polemnium pasture measures .75 inches.
Rain on Turkey Hill measures 1.75 inches.
Barn is ¾ done.

10.05.11 Post and Beam barn

Barn timbers arrive.  Building will be constructed out of Georgia/Tennesse yellow pine in the post and beam tradition.  In the photos at the right they are raising the “bents.”