At last, Hell's Half Acre*
is entirely fenced in. Many3
thanks to all of the helpers along the way, especially zylch
and yesterday's Epic Crew, who worked on it from most of Noon-10PM (zylch
and I, plus lilia_blackbear
, and niveus_tigris
who came in late and had a fresh arm for the penultimate nailing jobs). We wrapped up last night with everything but the gate done, and went to ruisseau
's graduation party, which was Most Excellent. *grin* Drank prodigiously, flirted shamelessly, and stayed up way too late, then woke up and jiggered in the final gate in time for Marley to arrive.
Fractal was highly
suspicious of this effort to box him in (including placing himself or his run line right in the way as many times as possible), but once he realized it meant more yard to sniff/hunt/run/pee on, he seems to have forgiven us. Both dogs are now making the rounds of their newly expanded space, both searching for weaknesses in the containment field and, I'm sure, Small Fuzzy Mammals. They're mostly ignoring the people calling to them, which is probably a good sign (mostly we just wanted pictures).
Speaking of pictures, this project has gone on much longer
than intended, in part due to the amazing amount of rain we've gotten since starting on May 24th. In fact, here's what the 30-day retrospective on precipitation looks like:( Cut for image )
See that purple spot south of Kansas City? Yeah, that's us.... 11+ inches in the last 20-30 days, almost all of it since the 24th. Frigging Midwestern weather! Now, food and maybe a movie - it's a little hard to wrap your brain around the fact that there's No More To Be Done on this project!* We haven't figured out the new name for the house yet, but after this project and considering the two new occupants, this name seems appropriate for the yard.