I have another new and fun (for me, anyway) milestone to report. We were finally able to find someone capable of installing a new gate within our existing electric fencing. And I now have a beautiful, new, green gate right outside my new chicken coop. Yay, hooray! Apparently, it is quickly becoming a lost art to know how to work on New Zealand-style seven strand electric fencing and we were having a very challenging time trying to locate someone with that experience.
Fortunately, I now know Kelly. Kelly, who manages one of the local farm and feed stores in our area, has done this type of work for years:
He arrived early on Sunday (!) morning, towing two sullen 14-year-olds behind him. (Aren't they fun at this age?) I think he was hoping to impart some of his knowledge to them, but they weren't really interested for more than about 5 minutes:
We had a bit of a challenge lining up the posts:
But it worked out and Kelly did an awesome job:
The girls are pretty impressed, too: