New Things

There are some things that I thought I would never do. Actually, there are a lot of things I have never even thought about doing. They are good things, but just not on the radar. However, I’m a city girl married to a farm boy who loves cows, so the list is shrinking rapidly.

Lately, a new appreciation for fencing has grown in my heart. It’s a lot of work. It’s also a little messy.

Now, lest you think I actually did a lot of fencing recently, pulled barbed wire and dug post holes and such, I did not. But I did watch and help a little. In my book, holding up barbed wire and twisting it around a post and pounding the staple into the post all does count as a new experience.

Our latest household project has been repairing fence in a pasture to prepare it for cows. There was a large section of fence that actually needed to be replaced, so that was a learning experience for me.

Did you know there are several kinds of fencing that work on a farm? Do you know where and when to use barbed wire and stay wire and electric wire? How do you reinforce a wooden fence post? It’s a whole new world.

But learning experiences are great! Even if we don’t enjoy them in the moment, they add value and depth to our lives. 

So now we have a beautiful stretch of fencing and a pasture ready for cows…and I have learned a little bit of something new.