Barn Observations

I spend a lot of time at the barn, but during work this past weekend, I spent more than usual, so I got to see all sorts of fun stuff. At one point I was driving the tractor out and I accidentally disturbed a next of field mice. The mom bolted with some babies still […]

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Renovation Begins

The barn has needed repairs since we moved in, which embarrassingly, was 7 years ago. It took a while to work through the procrastination. But, now that I’ve started, I’m very excited to continue, and all I want to do it keep working on it. It’s really not that hard, and it’s so rewarding to […]

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Horse Farm Warnings

Apparently I’ve always been a klutz. My mom said when she took me to the doctor as a baby she had to convince them those bruises really are because I’m really clumsy. He walked with her to the car as I played on a foot tall concrete wall. Right in front of him I tripped […]

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Planning for Planting

I have plans, BIG PLANS. Well, no, maybe medium sized at best. But my plans involve getting some planting done. There’s a few areas around my house that need sprucing up (although not with spruce trees, they are too big), and I want to put in plants around the barn. I’m not very good at […]

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No-Climb Horse Fence is Up

Well, the title gave it away, but I’m pleased to announce the fencing around my barn is up! This is an exciting day for me, and therefore, the world.  Putting up the second part wasn’t hard. Perhaps it was just the humidity and heat the first time around that made it so miserable. This time, […]

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Dismantling Fencing

We’ve all heard the long running joke that actually riding horses is a very small part of having horses. And here’s my latest example. Still haven’t ridden since last summer, and I spent my free days doing farm work. It just needs to be done. But it’s setting me up to be able to groom/tack […]

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Getting Busy

One of the best feelings in the world? Acomplishment. Getting things done. Feeling like the time was well spent. That’s how the weekend felt for me.  It’s hard for me to get things done outside because I’m frequently watching the baby. My husband works from home, and his job has no set hours, so he […]

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My Trailer Preferences

two horse straight load

I always find it interesting to learn why people buy the things they do. “Such and such is soooo perfect!” they will say. But why? What unique needs did the person have to make that choice? What experiences made them decided they had to have that feature? Why is what they wanted so different from […]

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