Sunday, February 8, 2009

And so the snow began to melt......

And so the warm temperatures arrived this weekend,
And so the snow began to end,
And the water began to flow,
And the inches of ice just stayed there like so,
And all I thought was, "Oh No."

These are 2 lovely views of the ice in the yard.......in the 17 years I have lived here, this is the worst ice mess in the backyard.

I walked the North fence line because I could now that the snow melted. And right away I noticed that the fence seemed "higher" than me. Well, that would because the poles raised up out of the ground by a good 7 inches; leaving a nice big gap at the bottom of the fence.......not good to say the least.

This has never happened to me with the fencing and I have paid good money to have pasture fence put in. It only happened to this fence line. The "smart fence man" who put this pasture in for me augured the holes for the posts. All my other pasture posts were pounded in.......the best way to put posts in!!! And guess what? Those fence lines are just fine......go figure. I can only hope they will settle back down, but I am sure they won't and I will have to get them pounded down......like I have all that spare money to do that.

In honor of the snow melt, I decided that the happy snowmen around my house had to go too. So, I started packing up their happy little faces. I bought this new basket yesterday in Amish country.........much better than the snowman that was hanging there.
Please tell me that I am not the only one with "issues" in the yard and barn area.......
its so depressing sometimes and I feel so bad for the animals:(











5 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Issues? Oh yes; isn't that just life, though? :-)

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

geez, looks like you do have a mess, unusual about the posts. hopefully all will dry out soon.

Nancy K. said...

Ah, yes. The mess that comes with the warmer temps. Last year I almost knocked myself out when I slipped and fell on the ice, under the water, in front of the gate into my ewe paddock. Landed flat on the back and really smacked my head on the ice. I had a lump the size of a fist for a week! Be careful out there!!

Your little Amish basket surely brightens things up!

Tammy said...

Hey Kristi,
I know it gets depressing at times, when it seems everytime you go out, you find a new 'problem'. After the big ice storm here a few years ago, my fences are just not as pretty as they once were! Gate posts all out of whack (making gates not work right), smashed fences, that even after straightening and reattaching, never look that great, posts broken off etc etc. Then there are things like the brace posts, set in concrete (and treated posts), that have mysteriously broken off at ground level. Why??? Or the ram damage or....... I guess it's all part of it, and we just do what we can in the moment, and make plans to 'improve' as we go. Take care, Springs a comin'!
Tammy

Garrett808 said...

looks like "Frost heave" to me. Sucks to be you! We get that in our landscaping a lot (retaining walls, edging 'bullets' etc) Have that man come back and do it right!