Our Hounds Go on a Field Trip to the Barn

We took the greys and whippets out to the barn to check out the finished goat pen.  First out, was our whippets, Zak & Zoe.  They were excited to go on a field trip and checked out and sniffed every inch of the pen.

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Next up, were our greyhounds, Luvie, Lyle & Izzy.  They were less impressed about the field trip.  However, Luvie & Lyle did their fair share of sniffing and checking out the pen.  Izzy, however, stood by the main gate to the pen and looked towards the house the whole time, as if to say, “can I go back in the house and lay on my comfy dog bed?”.

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Preparing the Floor of the Goat Pen

We began first thing this morning shoveling, dumping and spreading stone in the barn where the goat pen will be.

Pile of stone before we start dumping       stone in front of the side door of barn

While I brought some stone in the barn, Dave put up plywood walls for the 2 stalls.

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Time to call it a day. Man, did we move a lot of stone today and our bodies feel it! It’s Arnica time…

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Greyt Fun at Greytful Acres With Our Grandchildren!

Our grandchildren came to stay with us for a couple of days and we had a “greyt” time.  Tractor rides, Easter egg coloring, egg hunt — so much fun!  Made some memories with them!

Natalie and grandpa on tractor

nick and grandpa on tractor

Lexi and grandpa on tractor

Kai and grandpa on tractor

zion and grandpa on tractor

The kids LOVED their tractor rides so they stood next to the fence and clapped and said thank you to Grandpa for their rides!

More fun was had when Grandpa got out the lawn tractor with the dump trailer and they all fit in it and went for a ride!

They went on an Easter egg hunt in the backyard.

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Construction of Goat Pen Has Begun

Dave worked on digging holes for the posts in the barn for the goat pen.  We have about 1-1/2 months to get the pen built, stone brought in, dumped and spread for the base flooring and then the fence built outside the barn before bringing the goats to the farm.  A lot of work ahead of us, but we are optimistic that it will get done in time!

Dave digging the holes for posts inside the barn Dave shoveling cement in the holes for posts in the barn

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