Just kidding. I should say horses having a frolic down the neighborhood street through perfectly groomed and just planted yards.
Yesterday, I was running errands and my horses got out. Fortunately there was someone at home to go get them when one of the neighbors kindly came and told us. My son, and a young man who is doing some work for me, went and wrangled them back home again. Unfortunately, in their outing the horses had done some damage to two yards.
One of the neighbors didn’t get too upset but they have horses so they are more sympathetic I guess. The horses did bend over their newly planted crêpe myrtle tree as well as fling up bark dust in their newly landscaped backyard.
The other neighbor was a little more upset. He controlled his anger but I could still feel it plenty. He didn’t yell or anything but the horses had left their footprints all over his freshly smoothed out dirt that he was having planted the next day. He said he spent the last three hours smoothing it again. He let me know if they came over after it was planted he wouldn’t be too happy about it.
I let him know that I would have come and smooth it out if he would have let me know. I felt pretty bad. I went in my room and cried. I felt like moving from our “country” neighborhood to the real country where people are a little more used to animals and their ways. I feel like my neighborhood is not meant for country people but for fancy yard people.
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.
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