The deal I made

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Buster, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I made a deal with my neighbor last night. I have a half acre of three foot tall grass and no fence and nothing to eat it down. It looks terrible and is going to waste. So I put the word out that if someone would finish fencing it and put stock in, I would not charge them rent for two years. (This year and next.) He is coming this weekend to swath the grass so it is a good grazing length and next weekend, he will come with his nephews and fence it. I am so relieved. This has been a dilemma for me since we moved in. When I had the time to fence it, I didn't have the money. Now I have the money but not the time. I am glad to have it resolved.
     
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
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    OH my...how I wish we were your neighors! That's an awesome deal!
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Wow thats a great idea...
    I wish someone would fence our place.

    Did you make any specific fencing requirements?
     
  4. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    good idea.. I might give that a try!
    Thanks.
     
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  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I didn't make any specific requirements, but I had some of the posts in for the part around my backyard already. The biggest thing is that I need the posts in. He is going to put calves in and I requested that the fence be made with either chain link (which he has some extra and so do I.) or field fence. That way, I can put goats or calves of my own in when the deal is up. He also said he gets calves for free from a dairy and will give me some for letting him put them in there.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    So - what's your neighbor putting in it for 2 years? Hopefully, something entertaining! Smart idea of yours - hope it works out well! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Oh good, I thought someone might try just putting up a couple of strands of barbed wire and that would be no good.

    We also just need someone to put posts in for us, putting the fencing up after that isn't a huge deal.
    I asked around and found someone who wanted to charge $20 per post to put it in (not including the post!) And heck I'd rather do it myself, just one at a time then.

    Might be an idea for us to just invest in an auger (sp?) and either keep it or sell it when we're done!
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:He said he will be putting some calves in there. I told him I need some goats in a couple years. [​IMG]
     

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