Clyde brings the tractor, complete with the bucket and big hook.Mike gets the pole ready to be pulled by putting a big chain around it.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
My husband named this post on my blog. It sounds so technical! He had volunteered to move this huge corner post and fix the gate to the cattle pen for my mother. The gate needed to swing open both ways so that you could open it from either side of the pen AND get behind the gate to get away from the horses. For those of us who are afraid of getting in the pen with 6 horses eager to get out of the pen, being able to get behind the gate while you let them out is a good thing. Same thing when you are trying to let the horses back into the pen. Mike determined that the easiest way to fix the problem was to move the post back about a foot. After soaking the ground with water and digging down 2 1/2 feet, he still didn't reach to bottom of the post (My dad built the pen 45 years ago and he sunk those posts deep!). My brother in-in-law, Clyde came over on his tractor to help.