We were working up to the last minute on the stall door when Mairsiedotes arrived at about 3 pm today. Denise unloaded her from the trailer. She seemed curious about everything, sniffing and looking around as Denise led her to our back yard. Once in the corral, Denise had Cheryl lead her around a bit … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 7 – She’s Here!
Cheryl and I put the corrugated galvanized metal roof on today, with the very wonderful help of my husband John, and son Matthew. It was fun being up high and getting so much accomplished! We decided we enjoyed putting the roof on more than building the fence. The galvanized screws came with neoprene washers that … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 6 – The Roof
We learned we had to put up 1×4 stringers, horizontally, to attach the corrugated metal roof to. Also we put up flat sheet metal for the flashing all around the edges. Gates with their hinges and latches had to be put in. I learned a lot about setting gates, like set them up to be … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 5 – Stringers, Flashing, and Gates
Our lean to is almost completed. The fence around the corral is also nearly done. We are expecting to get our Mustang filly, Mairsiedotes, this Tuesday. Cheryl is scheduled to go to Spain for two weeks as a study abroad architecture student. I think she would rather stay home with her new horse! I can … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 4 – We’re Getting Close!
Cheryl Leontina, my kooky, creative, funny, loving, architect sister, likes to joke, “I’m like da princess, like da boss!” But it’s no joke! She often tells people, “You may be an immovable object, but I’m an irresistible force of nature!” It’s true. She is an irresistible force of nature. She also claims, “I’m a catalyst.” This … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 3 – My Sister, the Catalyst . . . And Meeting Mairsiedotes the Mustang!
Our work is progressing well. Thanks to my son Matt, my daughter Melanie, and my daughter Jessica’s boyfriend Chris, we are well along after only a week. Having the strong young men and women around is super wonderful! They are helping with the heavier work! Our team is awesome!
My sister Cheryl, the architect, has devised a plan to rescue a mustang horse. We are digging the fence posts for the corral today. Her thesis describes using materials that have been taken down from their previous lives and she wants to repurpose them into shelter and barn for the horses. She’s been asking for … More Our Mustang Rescue Project! : Part 1 – Post Holes