Basil is a sweetie but there are times when a dog simply needs to be outside by herself. Labs are very devoted to their pack, and they will follow you around everywhere…. ALL THE TIME!
So in order for us to do all the painting and repairs needed on the house, between snowstorms Aaron and I built a dog run for her highness.
We discovered in the process what kind of soil we have here as well. According to a local fencer it is sand with about 20% clay. It is incredibly well drained but it also hard packs under pressure. The post hole auger helped but it was back breaking work! The end result turned out well. Basil hates it, but too bad, sometimes we need a moment sans puppy!