Its January, and winter.
In Canada no less.
Yet here we are replacing two runs of fencing on the east and west sides of our back yard in January with relatively mild temperatures for this time of year. We had a fence panel on the east side blow down last winter and its been 'juried rigged fixed' for some time. It was all due to start last fall, but it got too late in the season. So now we are ahead of the curve for 2019's busy spring season and fencing contractors' schedules and also before the gardens spring to life again. (Which is any time now given how mild it is!)
Below is the west side of the yard, shared with our neighbour Dave. Its a nice open look as they remove the old fence panels which are well and truly all done. Most likely the original fence from 20 years ago.
The east side has been cleared, new cedar fence posts set into concrete, and five foot cedar boards installed. It goes quite quickly once the posts are in place. They have connected it nicely to our run of black picket fencing across the back, and also the side gates near the house. I took this picture while they were at lunch yesterday.
close up view
An old tired panel waiting to be taken to its final rest
All good to go! By the days end, we had it all loaded onto the warp beam. I'm going to weave it as one long piece and then cut apart into towels later.
Meanwhile over at the desk I'm busy twisting fringes on the completed scarves. Its been really hard to get a decent picture so I'm hoping for a sunny day (sunny moment?) once they are complete and pressed.
Purple weft above, and black weft below
So, who's this I hear you asking?
This is a stock photo I found on line of a young Irish Terrier pup. We are hopefully expecting to be new parents to a pup to be born in March, and newly homed with us in May. We have requested a female and now wait to see how this all works out. Irish terriers have 4-6 pups per litter and we are on a list with other prospective parents...... so *fingers crossed*! The kennel where we are dealing, raise both Airedale and Irish terriers and it just so happens that the Irish mum is first to have her litter and the Airedale pups won't be ready until late October.
Our love is for Airedales but no new Airedale could replace Calli and so I had concerns on that score. Irishes run to about 25-27 pounds which is half the size of Calli but have all the heart and love, plus quirky personality that terriers have. Here's a link to more information on the breed.
They are known for being healthy, few issues with genetic type conditions, hyper allergenic and good temperaments.
Now you know why the fence must be tight !
A link to a short video on the breed: https://youtu.be/zrLGzCoU77U