Our Mustang Rescue Project : First Little Pasture Finished

We finally got the little pasture ready for Mairsiedotes and let her into it today.  She began grazing immediately, and was peacefully making her way though the tall grass, when suddenly she started bucking and snorting and running around.  Mairsiedotes went a little crazy like that several times.  I wondered if she got stung by … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : First Little Pasture Finished

Our Mustang Rescue Project : Run In With “The Law”

Everything was going well until “The Man” sashayed into our back yard, clipboard in hand, taking us by surprise.  I knew immediately he was some kind of “inspector” coming to check on some neighbor’s complaint. “Is this thing under 200 square feet?” He bellowed. “It’s 12 x 24 feet,” my sister Cheryl answered defensively. “You … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : Run In With “The Law”

Our Mustang Rescue Project : Run In With "The Law"

Everything was going well until “The Man” sashayed into our back yard, clipboard in hand, taking us by surprise.  I knew immediately he was some kind of “inspector” coming to check on some neighbor’s complaint. “Is this thing under 200 square feet?” He bellowed. “It’s 12 x 24 feet,” my sister Cheryl answered defensively. “You … More Our Mustang Rescue Project : Run In With "The Law"

Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 7 – She’s Here!

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!

Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 6 – The Roof

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

Our Mustang Rescue Project : Part 5 – Stringers, Flashing, and Gates

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 Mustang Rescue Project : Part 4 – We’re Getting Close!

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!