There have been a lot of developments around these parts in the last few weeks. I've been so busy, that in fact I haven't had much time to day dream about in-utero foals or broodmares. This is a good problem to have!
- House Update:Our house is fully on the market, and we've had several
showings already. Which is shocking as it is the middle of winter; we've
had a week of arctic weather, followed up by massive amounts of perfect
skiing powder. Oh wait, the showings all happened before that...but none
the less three showings already, so that is encouraging at least.
- Land Update:We have been seriously looking a piece of property that is not yet on the market. We were introduced to the land owners through a friend. It's a beauty. 4+ acres, year round creek, flat, mature trees, and....1/4 mile to one of the best k-8 schools (public!) in our district. The asking price is a little high, but it is almost impossible to find property like this. So we are currently trying to figure out if with the higher priced land we can still build the house, shop, barn & fencing. Right now everything is a numbers game. So, very exciting stuff!
|Photo by Peggy W|
That brings me to my big question. We are looking at building jack leg (buck and rail) fencing, mostly because it is half the cost of building post & rail...which is what I was always planning to build. Also, we are building a farm house with natural wood siding and it will go well with the architecture. I don't have an issue with the look or function of the fence, and in Montana it is suiting. However, I have no personal experience with jack leg fencing and horses, so I was wonder what you all think in terms of horse safety? It would be the perimeter fencing for the pasture (3-acres for 2 horses & 1 pony), as well as the arena fencing. The dry lot area would have hot tape along the top rail as well. Curious to hear the pros (aside from cheap and easy build) and cons!