Well, I just spent the last of my last job’s money.
Gwen has a shelter.
I should say that Annie has another shelter that she let’s her guests use… or as I intended, whomever is sharing with Annie won’t have to continually be run out of Annie’s shelter which has enough shade for 2 but Annie is very territorial – and much bigger than anyone else, so she wins.
This means that the larger, upper paddock that has access to the 5 acre paddock, now has a 2nd shelter.
Theoretically, I can separate Annie from whomever she is terrorizing AND give that horse shade as well.
ANOTHER GREAT THING…
The Sycamore tree in front here, was a scraggly thing in Spring. But now it is going gangbusters! (Don’t worry, the wind blows away from the horses.). Closer to the fenceline is a Poplar that I just planted a month ago. It is doing well.
Down the center aisle, that you cannot really see very well, I have two, tallish Mulberries and a Poplar that Annie trimmed beyond recognition. It is still healthy, just very short on one side. Sigh. Now we have hotwire protecting it. There is hotwire all around Annie’s paddock.
THE 2ND GREAT THING!
Well, ‘Marty’s Farrier shed’ didn’t work out so well for the farrier. The horses were not settled in there – they much preferred being trimmed in their own paddocks.
So, that’s what we did and it worked out fine.
Hmmm, what to do with Marty’s Shed ?… MAKE A HAY SHED out of it!
Yay! Perfect. Why didn’t I think of that sooner?!
Using this shed as a hay shed enabled me to have a load delivered and stored!!!
I know, I know, it still isn’t sound for winter… but it will work much better than the ground or the back of my truck. And, I can cover it more easily here. I’ll add pallets to the bottom, some tarps and we are GOOD for winter!
Thank you, again, kind Marty, who donated this shelter.
THINGS ARE LOOKING UP!