From the Barnyard

Happy Birthday Dahlia

January 12, 2018

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It was my niece, Dahlia’s birthday this last weekend. We were able to celebrate her birthday with not just one party, but two! That is how extra Dahlia is. Dahlia loves unicorns.

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Dahlia likes her big brother Dallon. And she loves unicorns!

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Dahlia turned FIVE this year! She is learning to read and write and likes taking dance class. And she loves unicorns!

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Dahlia likes anything girlie from princesses to jewelry. But she loves unicorns!

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What do you think Dahlia wished for this year. (Just a hint: she loves unicorns!)

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Thank you so much Cammy for making her this princess-worthy unicorn cake!

Cammy's Elegant Edibles

656 Road 5, Powell, wy • 307-764-2393

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Update - I think Ruby has found her home! Ruby is my last available puppy! She is ready for her new home. Next puppies will be announced around the first of March.

Thank you so much forjoining us here at the barnyard! Come back soon, we’ll leave the light on for ya!

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Getting moved in

January 11, 2018

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As some of you may know, I bought a piece of land last fall. This year I was able to start improvements on it.

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First, of course where corrals.

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My whole family came up for a day of moving panels, digging holes and making pens.

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And trust me, I have the best fencing crew around!

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Getting a home site set up was the obvious next challenge. Dad did most all the work himself, with me helping as much as I could. I sure learned a lot! One of the biggest projects was the waterline. I had a tap put in early in the summer, but we needed to dig a line to the house. (Thank you so much dad!)

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The little trailer I bought was only about 2 miles away… but it was still a challenge to move it. There were a lot of hard corners to make and a few ditches to cross. (Thank you Jim and Kris Halleen for all your help!)

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Luckily I had Roy Watson of Git ‘R Done Transport helping me. He was patient and just rolled with the flow on this tedious project. I couldn’t have asked for better help and I highly recommend him. (406-861-6573 if you need him.)

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After the house was in, I had Ty Sammons and Sammons Excavation put in the septic tank. They had it installed in no time and where super helpful!

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Dad put in the electric line. With a little help form Todd, Ron and Bill, Thank you guys!


November 27, 2017 we had electricity in the house!

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Around December 1, 2017 we got a brand new propane tank and once we had heat, dad and Aiden connected the waterline to the house and we were no longer camping. Yay! Thank goodness the weather held for as long as it did this fall!

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There were a lot of long days, and dirty jeans!

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And more than a few scraped fingers.

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But it is so great to have my house, sitting on my land, just the way I want it. There is still a lot of work to do, I sure am thankful to everyone that helped me get this far andI can’t wait to start the yard and garden and orchard this spring!

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Erin Stiver-Henson 2013