I took a walk out to the road and across the creek this morning. Our 40 acres includes a long, slightly wedge-shaped piece of land on the north side of the too-straight Sand Creek. The creek is hidden in the willows in the upper right side of the picture. Before we moved here we let the neighbors hay this area, as it is part of a much larger hayfield. Now that we live here, and have horses, it makes much more sense to fence our part and use it for pasture in the summer. The problem was finding the time, and money, to dig post holes and put up a proper fence. We ended up hiring out the job to someone with the right equipment, whose final bill was very reasonable. We still have to put up the electric fence webbing and install a gate, but that's just about a day's work and then the horses will have room to run.
I just wish that grass was a little greener!