New sulcata pen

Katie11

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One of the new pens is ready for tortoises! Still needs more work but will be fine to keep them healthy and happy so naturally we have some new friends come to stay with us! Quarantining for the next 6 months or so. View attachment 317025 View attachment 317026
You have done an AMAZING job. Its gonna be tortoise heaven and I'm excited to see them enjoy it. Torts are definitely a labor of love. Seeing them happy makes me happy which makes my fiancee happy lol..GREAT job👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
 

NorCal tortoise guy

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The sprinklers have began to go in so far I’ve build the valves and spent my morning at the store buying all the needed parts. My work schedule has changed temporarily so I only have one day a week to spend on my projects for now. Booo haha 9B8160AD-FD8C-4AB2-8D63-6A74B943E643.jpeg
The valves will in time be inclosed in a wooden valve box.
 

NorCal tortoise guy

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The Nabbers cows push over the fence and came in the tortoise hard today. That was an adventure!! They didn’t go back willingly particularly the bull! Haha I Made a fence repair but It looks like I’m about to learn about electric fence. We Need a fool proof plan to keep those cows out. My plants are only going to start looking more inviting to those big fellas
 

AgataP

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Love, love the barrel idea. My neighbor gets barrels free all the time.
I took one for water. But now I might ask him for many more. I WA barrels that are a bit smaller are very common and actually very cheap. Craigslist you can grab some for 5$ they are more narrow however when they are full of water there is no way I can move them. The most popular ones here are the ones after molasses. Easy clean and no worries about nasty stuff like oil.
When I am in Cali I might have to drive over some cactus treats to you guys. Great thing is a market next to my house sells 5 pads for $2.19 🤣😂
I am going try to grow some indoor.

This space is amazing!!!!
 

AgataP

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The Nabbers cows push over the fence and came in the tortoise hard today. That was an adventure!! They didn’t go back willingly particularly the bull! Haha I Made a fence repair but It looks like I’m about to learn about electric fence. We Need a fool proof plan to keep those cows out. My plants are only going to start looking more inviting to those big fellas
Well heck I am ready to pack up and move in as well 😂
 

maggie3fan

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I'm glad to get them to you. I have given plenty to my neighbors, they start to bloom before they create shade.
And keep them kinda damp until you see new green on them. They are a long project for you, and at my age I might not see the finished project. But it's a super space. Here's a couple of the colors I sent you.
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There's also solid white and white w/red centers. They will start to bloom in a couple of years. Small sticks with a big bloom...cute. Glad I could do that for you. They don't look like much now, but they will knock your socks off and provide great food and shade in a few years.
 

janevicki

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I'm glad to get them to you. I have given plenty to my neighbors, they start to bloom before they create shade.
And keep them kinda damp until you see new green on them. They are a long project for you, and at my age I might not see the finished project. But it's a super space. Here's a couple of the colors I sent you.
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There's also solid white and white w/red centers. They will start to bloom in a couple of years. Small sticks with a big bloom...cute. Glad I could do that for you. They don't look like much now, but they will knock your socks off and provide great food and shade in a few years.
How beautiful you did such a great job!
 
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