Monday, July 08, 2013

Getting settled.

After meeting the chickens and a not introducing themselves nicely, I herded the pack into the barn and got them temporarily settled in.  The tenants suggested a part of the barn that wasn't being used and has two doors to outside so that a fenced area could be arranged. Since the area hadn't been used in years, there was a bit of clean up required.


Once the old straw was removed, window boards removed to let in some light and fresh air and the floor swept, it wasn't too bad at all.


In order to give the pack some inside space to play and relax without getting into the remainder of the unused section, a few boards and some chicken wire created a safe area.



starting to look like home!

For outside space, fifty feet of safety fence and a few heavy duty T-posts gives them enough room to wander and play.  The doorway is set high and needs a step but all the pack quickly figured it out.  Of course, there are those who think that taking a running leap through the doorway is the most fun!



We are so fortunate to have such amazing tenants at the farm.  They had given the location for the pack thought before we arrived and offered suggestions as to where they would likely be happiest.  As I write this, the tenants are taking awesome care of the pack and say that they are all wonderful dogs and so easy to look after.  I am so looking forward to being back with them in only eight more days!

 

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting, I was worried about you all!

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    1. Ah, gee, thanks! We're doing okay, certainly I am doing much better than I was.

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  2. Glad to read about it! We were wondering how things were working out.

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    1. We're getting there. Not sure yet about the future but as long as we are together, that is all that matters!

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  3. What a relief that you had this option! I am so glad to hear the pups are settling in and handling this big change so well. Your tenants are fabulous! I'm sure you're counting the days until you are all reunited.

    Susan and Wrigs

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    1. The pack are happiest together I think, regardless of where they are and yes, I certainly am counting the days until we are back together the way we should be.

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  4. You sure are lucky to have great tenants out east! Glad to hear that the pack will be reunited in 8 long days. I hope you're alright in the middle of all this.

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    1. Believe me, I am so grateful for the wonderful tenants! Thanks for thinking of me. I am doing much better than I was.

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  5. Best wishes for everything going forward. It looks like a pretty nice "vacation home" from here.

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    1. It is nice! It's where I want us to be, just not the circumstances I wanted. The next few weeks will be interesting as we figure out some longer term plans.

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  6. Much more luxurious than our 'camp'. Looks like a great temporary home.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. I couldn't help but think that although it isn't what they are used to, it is more than some have. Now we need a sofa!

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  7. I am so glad things are working out! I hope the next eight days fly by so you can be reunited with your babies :)

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    1. Thanks, I think time will go fast since I have a few night shifts to work and lots to do before we leave.

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  8. Sounds like the perfect set-up for them. Glad to hear they are in good hands:)

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    1. Yes, they are in good hands and will soon be back in MY hands!

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  9. That looks like a great place to stay! Can I come live at the farm too? ;)

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    1. Of course you can! Anyone who makes it to the east coast is welcome and we'll go to the beach and swim in the ocean.

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  10. It's so wonderful that you have a place to go!

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