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Feb 24, 2017 9:18 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
The snow is nearly gone now except for the big piles we made and some drifts. Patch has been out in the big pasture for several days now. He comes back to the small pasture for a little hay and then goes out again, happy for his freedom and green grass to nibble. It doesn't quite feed him, so he comes back to get some hay and maybe an apple or a carrot if I happen to see him there and have a treat.

My hearing test, while interesting, showed very little loss which is just as I thought it would.

I can see the straw on the garlic rows now. I walked along the rows looking for sprouts, none are showing yet.

Today the remains of the old hot fence was taken down, metal t-posts were pulled up and moved so that the enclosure is wider and not quite so long. The last tree in the row was put into such terrible soil that despite my apparently not diligent enough efforts, it died. We decided not to plant a new tree there. New wire was put up because the thin wire wrapped around a tough plastic line sometimes breaks and is almost impossible to find where. The solar fence charger was relocated to where it is easier to turn off when I need to unhook the little hooks that we are using for a gate. They are not insulated. We will only open the fence when we need to prune or mow or harvest. The fence looks good and is HOT again should any curious critter decide to test it. We need to buy a few tension springs for the wires which will stretch and sag a bit over time, didn't think of that when we were at the farm store today. The project took most of the afternoon. We were thankful for some sun and not much wind so it was pleasant to be outside working.

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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