/* ----- ---- *?

Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Good neighbors make good fences"

So, this is how we spent Saturday morning.

Remember the Derby Fire? And the fundraising we did shortly thereafter? Those funds were augmented by a grant from ERD, and eventually gave us enough for a truckload of fence posts-- about $19,000, all told.

Fence posts? Yes-- not only to mark perimeter and property, but to indicate private vs. public land, to keep livestock out of pastures that aren't ready for grazing (and won't be for years), and to minimize critters wandering into the roads. Important stuff.

That truckload will cover something less than 20 miles of perimeter for the ranchers who let us know they would like help. that's something like 17-18% of what burned-- and doesn't include interior fencing for pastures, etc. Not a lot, in the overall scheme of things; but it's a start.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you from Highland Indiana? Way back when I used to know you....I went by the knickname of Lockinvar back then



January 27, 2007 12:31 PM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Well, hello there! I do remember, of course-- I spent a good deal of time embroidering that name on your jean jacket, a very long time ago. It's good to hear from you, and I'll try the email soon.

January 27, 2007 3:42 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home