Fence finale, Easter & Antelope!!
As of March 31st, we finally have all of the fence board up. We had a nice warm weekend and progress went quickly. Kicked our butts by Sunday evening but we felt wonderful to have it done. Yesterday, Easter morning, Richard built one of the walk-thru gates, the one that leads to the front yard. I haven’t taken photos yet, so I’ll show all the gates together once the other 2 get done. We are shooting for the 21st for that. Time will be scarce for the rest of the summer now as Richard is on mandatory summer hours at work. That’s Mon-Saturday…good for pay, bad for projects. We’re all good with it though as the bulk of our settling in got done with the mild winter we had.
At 11 yesterday morning, we headed out to Bowman for a day at Richard’s families home for Easter dinner. The whole gang was there and we had fantastic food, great laughs, played with the kids and generally just a great time. The weather was beautiful so we all played outside – what a nice day. We even stopped at the little city park where Richard played as a child. It was wonderful to relive those memories with him.
On our drive home I spotted a herd of a dozen antelope in a field. Richard quickly turned around as I readied my camera. We spooked the herd and they took off running, going directly across the road in front of us, over a barbed wire fence and off into the hills in a cloud of dust. An absolutely breath-taking sight!