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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Video – Mowing the Field

Egads, I made a video! You should definitely check it out! I thrive on feedback, so let me know what you think. If you liked it, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe! I’ve got a bunch more planned, and I’d love for you to follow along! I’m still learning, so I’m open to […]

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Spring Has Sprung

bright pink peonies

And it’s very nearly over… whoops. I missed out on most of it!  But while spring was its springiest, I got to admire so many of the beautiful flowers I planted years ago, back when I had a desire to garden. Then I abandoned them for a few years. Luckily they took care of themselves! […]

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The Barn Plan

hay storage

I’ve had big barn plans in the past, but I’ve since scaled back my more elaborate ideas. A couple of factors play into this – the time required, the cost, and considering resale value down the road. If I built something more elaborate, chances are I would never get my money back.  So, the new […]

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The Mud Problem

This has been the wettest year I can remember. Certainly, the wettest year since we bought this farm. We would get weeks of rain, one week of sun, and more weeks of rain. All that rain amounted to so much mud. More mud than I’ve dealt with.  My normal mud control is to scrape it out […]

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