The Pointless Pursuit of Perfection: Dog Fence Edition

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As winter turns to spring, projects around the homestead are starting to ramp up. We are still buried by at least a foot of snow but the temps have been hovering around 0°C for the last week or so and it’s starting to melt :D:D:D

This past weekend, Bonnie and I tackled a little DIY dog fence expansion. You see, our dogs aren’t what you would call “good dogs.” They tend to run away at any chance they get (they are half husky after all). We (mistakenly) thought that the 3′ wire fence we installed in the summer last year would contain them (HA!) but turns out once the snow gets 18″ deep and the dogs bend the top down a little they can basically step over it. So after the 50th time they escaped we decided we needed to do something about it.

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Fell Trees Like a Pro in 10 Easy Steps

Removing danger trees from your homestead is easier then you think.

Posted by Kyle

I’m going to level with you, there is nothing that makes me feel more badass then felling trees. It’s sort of a man vs nature kind of thing… and I always win. So naturally, after suburban dwelling for so long when we moved to the country the first thing I did was buy a chainsaw. I did some research and found that Stihl had great reviews so decided to go for it. I purchased the Stihl MS170 chainsaw with a 16″ bar. It is a little on the small side but it is very light and easy to use. Authors Note: I didn’t get any kickbacks from Stihl for this post but if Stihl is reading this I do accept bribes and free stuff 🙂

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