The To-Do List

Life on the farm is always busy. (Just keep boarding, it’s so much easier.) But it’s amazing how much I can get done when I just dedicate a few hours here and there to it. “And when the morning work is done, our farm friends will have so much fun.” – From a board book […]

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Lots of Lines

Two things have been accomplished in the last few days. I’m so excited to be making some progress! I actually don’t know which I’m more excited about. They both give me satisfaction, but which gives me more? I’ll have to think about this. I think Stu was getting frustrated too – he actually gave me […]

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The First Spring Project

Technically, the first day of spring is March 19th. But it’s been so warm here, I think we can call it – it has definitely arrived. The first color of spring is always yellow – the daffodils and forsythia.  My first reaction to the warmth is how happy I am to get outside again. My […]

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A Barn of a Different Color

Blue is the color of so many beautiful things. The great expanse of sky, the ocean, delicious Chesapeke Bay crabs. It’s also the color of my house and barn, for unknown reasons. It’s as though someone went to the hardware store, asked for the most sickly color of blue they carried, and then vomited it […]

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Appreciating Winter

I feel like I’ve been complaining about winter too much recently. It’s cold, miserable, muddy, etc. This may come as a shock, but I actually don’t hate winter. Really, I just like complaining. There are lots of nice things about winter that I can appreciate, especially since the pipes in my barn aren’t frozen. Things […]

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Carport.com Review

Now that I’ve had my shed for two years now, I feel confident in circling back around to review it. I bought my shed way back in fall of 2017 for two reasons – to house some yearlings while I constructed a more permenant structure for them, and then to house farm equipment and hay.  […]

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Building Horse Stalls

I have been hard at work in the barn. My first focus is putting in stalls so I can actually bring in the horses out of the weather. Technically I could before, as I just used the whole open space for Stu, but Pony didn’t really have a stall, he lived in the hallway of […]

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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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