Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cleaning up the barn

Our new barn has sat empty for a year, maybe more. Nature is always eager to restore her hold on a landscape, to spur her weeds and vines to tangle and twist, to encourage trees to drop entire limbs, to coat everything with dust, cobwebs, and rust.

It always seems daunting to me, I have never done well seeing to the other side of a mess. But our two horses wer coming 'home' on Sunday...

We went to work, clearing the aisle, dumping trash, weed eating and mowing. Actually DH did nearly everything while I worked to set up shop. I did the horse safety check of the fences. I cleaned troughs, set up our seating area. I imagine our horses there, right in the empty, clean stalls.

We are ready. Except we have no hay. Which is our first stop, tomorrow.

By the way on the picture viewing out through the stall you'll see a gray building. That's my office building... Couldn't be closer if I tried.

By the way, I'm updating Crib Notes again.  You can find a recent post here.


Dan and Betty said...

Nothing like an old red barn. Best wishes on everything. I'm sure your horses will love it there.


KIM said...

Yay! Thanks for posting the pics! This is going to be a wonderful adventure! I'm happy and excited for you--and the horses (one still to be names later?)

Vaquerogirl said...

Yippee! A dream realized! How lovely to be able to see your animals all day! Keep updating~

Vaquerogirl said...

Yippee! A Dream come true! You will enjoy seeing your horses mere frequently- I know I would!