I borrowed a friends tractor and had a great time grading our back half acre.
We smoothed out the pasture area and created a nice slope in the new barn area where we will be building this summer. Also, spent some time smoothing out the old garden to extend our grassy back lawn.
The new barn area will have a solid run of packed gravel base and pea gravel on top to keep the horses feet out of the mud this winter. We will also have a hay barn included so that we won’t have to drag the hay on dollys through the rain to the barn!
We are building 12 small structures to make our new barn. Each structure is under 200 ft.² and can stand alone.
I drew so many plans before I finally settled on one. The planning is so fun.
I kind of love projects.
We found a good deal on a used trailer in Washington but it needs a little work.
Yay! It will be great to do more than just fox trot up and down the street ha ha.
This little girl, Mairsiedotes, has a bent towards getting close to Honey, but Honey’s usual reaction is to squeal, feign a kick, and run away. Mairsiedotes will continue to trail her, and stand very close to Honey’s hind end, until Honey Continue reading
Elinor from “A Horse From Elinor” asked for some of her readers to blog about breakthroughs we had in training our horses. Here is one from when I was a young girl with a pony.
I owned a young shetland stallion named Trigger, whom I owned when I was age 12 to 14. Trigger loved to nip at me Continue reading
We had the horses out in the pasture but Bae figured out she could push the gate open Continue reading
Cheryl heard some bumping around in the barn and looked over her loft edge to see what was going on. Honey and BaeBee were where they belonged in their stalls, but Cheryl couldn’t see Mairsiedotes anywhere.
Upon further investigation, this is what Cheryl saw:
Mairsiedotes had managed to lay down with her head under the stall wall. We can only guess she was looking to sneak some of Honey’s hay . . . or was she just lonely???
Once Cheryl caught her in the act of . . . whatever she was doing, Mairsiedotes scrambled back to her own side of the wall.
“Who me? I wasn’t doin’ nothin’,” one could almost hear Mairsiedotes say.
I guess I’m going to have to add another board to the bottom of that wall before someone gets themselves stuck again!