After my TS trip, I stopped at Barnes and Noble and got a wondrous hot chocolate, and bought a paper back mystery.
Then I stopped at Agway, and then finally, the farm. Walked the dogs, and then started on the project du jour. That was installing the wooden gate that I had appropriated from another part of the barn. This gate is OLD. The nails were hand made. I had to add another piece of wood along the door jamb to even things out, and then I started with the hinge work. I have always felt daunted by trying to hang a door, or gate with hinges.. I think it is because you have to line everything up, and it just seems difficult. Well I learned it is not that hard, but it would be nice to have a second person hold the gate up when you attach the gate to the hinges and vice versa... I ended up using an old coffee can. Great help that can was ;) Anyway, I got it hung, and low and behold it's level and everything. Then, I see that I cannot open the gate all the way, because a section of concrete is blocking the gate from swinging open all the way. So, I got get the reciprocating saw, and cut that wee piece off, and Voila! A well hung gate. Now I just have to get the latch for it.. Already know what I want to use. I am so stoked I was able to do this. You have no idea how daunting it was for me..
After that I fed the sheep who were acting starving, and then home. It was indeed a very good day.