The saying "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" is not always true, but in this case it just might be!
This is how the barn side of the property looked a year ago:
It was "complete" with this round pen.
The gate was held on with rubber tie-down straps,
and most of the rails were rotten and falling apart.
So when boards starting coming apart in our hands, my husband took a splitting maul to the rest of it
(because we couldn't find the sledgehammer),
and he tore it down!
Absence (of some things) DOES make the heart grow fonder!