We remembered today that we needed to move the north line of poultry yard fencing which runs along part of our driveway. The overnight low temperature was 14° so at first we wondered if we could 1) still get the fencing out of the ground, and 2) get it back into the ground in the new position.
The summer time placement of that particular stretch of fence in question is too close to the driveway so that when we plow snow in the winter, the snow thrown against the fence would eventually break it down.
Turns out we were in luck as the ground hadn't frozen hard enough so there was no problem even though we were a little slow on the uptake of getting the job done.
Here Papa Pea is taking out an old section while some of the new is already in place on the right farther away from the driveway, closer to the pond.
In this picture I was fairly close to the edge of the pond and commented I was going to be really mad if I slipped onto the ice. Papa Pea said I was going to be wet, too, as the ice wasn't thick enough to hold me.
Making good progress.
A group of supervisors on the bank watching our progress. There are six of them. Can you spot them?
All done and ready for more snow. The fence isn't electrified in the winter because the snow level on the ground shorts it out. So technically it doesn't do a great deal to deter animals that might try to get in (bobcats, pine martens, foxes, coyotes, wolves, etc.), but it does contain the birds should they put on snow shoes or X-country skis and venture out that far.
Last but not least, two of our older Muscovy ducks just hangin' out in the weeds. And maybe hoping the ice on the pond will melt again?
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