And on to the Chicken Yard

After taking a break earlier, we installed two of the five posts that will define the Chicken Yard. We're waiting for those two to cure up before doing the next three tomorrow.

The first thing we had to do was move a bunch of compost around, so there was a lull in the digging activity while we forked compost all over the place. Now it's in a large, not very tidy looking swath.

And of course, as soon as we started digging, we hit yet another buried tree while digging a post hole. Noel finds something unaccountably funny about the idea of using a power tool like this on the lawn.

Sawzall in the lawn

We also found this token.

Token in the soil

And in the end, we had a couple of posts that look totally crooked because everything else back there is out of plumb or leaning heavily.

New chicken yard posts

But we're mostly done, and with only minor casualties.

Goldie may be dead

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posted by ayse on 04/12/08


Poor dog. You must have had him digging!

Such a life! Your dogs are beautiful! MaryO

You broke the dog.

We're so terrible to the poor dogs. They were forced -- FORCED, I SAY -- to lie in the shade all day while we dug fence post holes. It's cruelty to animals of the very worst sort.

I don't recall there being a Drama Queen lesson plan in puppy class, but apparently they all get the training.

The sawzall in the hole is priceless!

I've found 3 tokens in my back yard. Apparently there were a lot of carnivals coming through town. I searched on the internet (can you believe this is a collectible item?) and found 2 of them were from the 30's. They're brass.

As it happens, Roomie John collects tokens. Ours is copper, which is pretty rare. He thinks it had a center piece of another material that knocked out at some point.

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