Shortly after our arrival to Sevilleta we were sent out to the far reaches of the Waterfowl Management Area to take down some barbed wire fence.
After some discussion amongst the higher ups, it appears that we did such a great job on the above deconstruction task that every Wednesday has now been officially declared... FENCE DAY!!! Whether we actually did a great job or they were simply confident in the effectiveness of the ‘flattery will get you everywhere’ concept we may never know.
What we do know for a fact though is that...
EVERY WEDNESDAY IS FENCE DAY!!!!
When you have 230,000 acres, fencing is sort of a never-ending priority.
Then Renee, Ron and ourselves set out in an impressively organized fashion placing a post in the hole, leveling it, dumping a bag of concrete in, re-leveling it, watering the concrete, leveling it one last time before it started to set up, rinse and repeat x 19 or so.
It appears that we were too busy and dirty to get the camera out and take any more shots. Suffice it to say that we had a full and successful day.
We also had the opportunity to get a glimpse of two of the feral horses that roam the Refuge. They decided to make an appearance on their way down to the Rio Grande for a drink. What a serene moment that was.
Since we are so behind on sharing our photos we’ll now diverge for a bit from dialogue to do just that.
See you next time...