Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Feeling just a tad bit smug with myself......

Why, because I have moved one rung up the ladder from being the total city idiot who lives around here.  Our new neighbour lady now has the bottom rung, as it turns out she is a city girl who has moved to the country.  Mind you I could be in for a bit of a competition, as she at least owns a horse and has two dogs.

Bumped into her while I was walking Molly yesterday and she was walking her two and just happened to mention about our resident coyote that is still wandering around.  She wasn't awfully thrilled about hearing him, and decided to walk back to the house rather than walk via the field.  As I pointed out to her, she had no need to worry with her two dogs, one is a boxer and the other is a black Bull Terrier, so they would over power a coyote.  Happened to see our coyote friend a bit later on by the way, he's now looking scruffy.

One good thing did come out of our meeting, Molly although interested at first with her dogs lost interest fast, as Molly's nose took her in other directions.  So I know she'll be fine with another dog being around.

The cluster flies are overtaking the house again.  I did however book the guy to come and point outside of the house for next month, so that should help in the Fall.  I also have a guy coming by to give me a quote on re-shingling the garage roof and I have been calling around to see how much chain link fencing is per linear foot.  From what I can gather $11.50 is the normal around here?  I don't have much in the way of knowledge of this product, but would like to have an area fenced so we could let Molly out off leash.  I was thinking four feet high would be fine?  If anyone has more experience in this any advise would be welcome.

Oh and by the way, Molly is in a state of confusion at the moment, as I walked her three times yesterday........she has never been walked as much since my brother was here!!!

Finally this photo was taken Sunday evening, we are very fortunate to see such beautiful sunsets:

12 comments:

Blessings said...

The Sky is absolutely breath taking!! Thank You for sharing..
~~HUGS~~

milly said...

Hi

Beautiful sunset photo!

Sounds like you will be having a lot of house repairs.

Hope you get the cluster flies under control soon.

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

It is great you & Molly have had the weather for so many walks in one day, as here it poured rain all afternoon. Lovely photo.

simplicityinthemaking said...

This spring weather is beinging everyone and everything out including those clusterflies! Every morning and evening I am shop vacuuming them up. I hate it when they land upside down in your dinner plate or buzz around the light fixture as you try and read at night. However this will soon pass and we will forget about them until October when we deal with them all again. Thought I would let you in on something. Us farm folks call people who come from the city, " the city lady" even 20 years after you moved out into the country. Don't know why? Hate changes I think.20 years after you have lived in your house it will be called by its previous owners name as well, or the ones who build the house.

beagleAnnie said...

Eye-catching sunset! Great shot, Gill.

Jane and Chris said...

I wonder if your new neighbour will set the field on fire? It IS a right of passage in the country!
Jane x

Rose said...

I love your photo...and Gill, you sure don't seem at all like a city girl. You are so down to earth....

Scrappy quilter said...

Glad you got to meet the new neighbour. Beautiful sunset. Hugs

Iris said...

Ha! Unless she has a cap with earflaps and knows how to ride a riding lawn mower, she's got nothing on you!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful sky, Gill. We've had such lovely weather lately. Roof repairs can be sooo expensive. Good luck with that.

Jane said...

I posted my first sunset photo of the season yesterday! Isn't it grand to be outside again!?!

megan blogs said...

beautiful photo, Gill.

The previous owners to this house had two dogs, labs. They fenced in part of the back yard so the dogs could roam freely. They used post and beam fencing with green wire fencing on the outside of it. The posts are a metre above the ground, so i'm guessing they're 4 feet long. They're set apart every 6 or 8 feet. It worked well for them.

My neighbours in my old house in Pennsylvania had a husky, and nothing kept her in. They opted to go with an electric fence. When Kay wanted to go exploring bad enough, she'd break through the barrier and go. A friend from high school had a malmute, Kimick, who used to clear an 8-ft fence to go exploring.

All that to say, it depends on the breed. The neighbours wanted their money back on the electric fence. The small print indicated that the fence was not guaranteed for huskies, malmutes, and maybe one other breed.

megan