Hubby used to read the “There, I fixed it” blog all the time. It is the website will all of the hilarious and ridiculous remedies people create to fix whatever is wrong with anything…
Well, today, I did just that. There. I fixed it.
I WAS IN NEED OF A QUICK FIX. – there’s a storm a’ comin’!
You see, it came to my attention, almost out of the blue, that we are having a storm – tonight! To be honest, if we in California were more weather aware, we’d be listening more closely… but to have a storm in early November?? Especially considering that almost the entire state was on fire last week… Heck, we just had trick or treaters in shorts and t-shirts!
Anyway, enough excuses as to why I was caught off guard by this storm… the truth is, I don’t have a barn built yet because I’m dilly dallying around with what I want, what I can afford and where I could put it…
In the meantime, I have erected 4 really sturdy, nice shade shelters.
MY FIX. (no affiliation, I wish!!!)
Do you know about FarmTek ? They have wonderful fabric farm buildings. We put one up in Finn’s pasture in Grass Valley and it still stands, like brand new, 13 years later. They love it!
OK, so, I get the FarmTek catalog to drool over and plan… and last week, I went online to see if there were any online deals… and saw the
Well, I clicked on that and decided to buy two heavy duty tarps in case I needed to cover hay or some other area like the dog kennel or one of Hubby’s sheds. I only wanted to get 2 since I wasn’t sure of the thickness or quality of the closeouts.
OK, so, my two tarps arrived yesterday. They were really nice. Much nicer than what you could get at a farm store or Home Depot/Lowes.
Anyway, the box was still in the hallway… and..
…Lo and behold… today I heard that it will rain tonight!
MY BRIGHT IDEA – I hope it holds.
As I was saying, I don’t have a totally enclosed area for old horses should we encounter horrible weather.
The only horses I’m really concerned about are Norma Jean (25), Dodger (36) and Gwen (22). Norma Jean and Dodger have had a very rough 18 months. First they lost Slick, then we moved, then Dodger had pneumonia last winter… it was hard. They have both aged considerably.
I don’t want them to feel any cold or rain. I want them to feel comfy cozy all winter.
Now, I’m pretty sure this storm that is whimpering in tonight couldn’t be considered horrible weather. But, it is probably better to be safe than sorry, so I decided to hang the tarps from Norma Jean’s new shelter. This way, the oldsters could have a two-sided shelter against the wind and rain – (crossing fingers it holds up… I will let you know). It will take a few years for the trees to fill in and become true shelter… I should have a barn before then!
Below is my summary in photos – THERE. I FIXED IT.