This little piece of paradise includes a “treasure”… what looks like some kind of “barn or shed”. It’s way out on the north property line, and has the big open side facing south. We’re not real sure what it was used for, or when it was last used, but there was a ton of old dried cow manure, tumbleweeds, and “Beryl Dust” crammed into it.
Whoever built it, used heavy stuff, like railroad ties, and iron slabs. It’s about 24 x 16 and looks as if it had a couple of stalls. At any rate, it could be a good horse barn.
Cindy used to ride when she was a young teenager (many moons ago). She had her own horse(s) and competed in barrel racing. Bev rode when at her grandparent’s farm, and really wanted a horse to enjoy.
What they found,
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As our 2012 garden season has come to a close, it’s now time to concentrate on getting ready for winter. Around here, winter can arrive in a heartbeat.
The hay is all in place, over $7000 for the the 7 blocks this year. At that price, we bit the bullet and invested in a professional hay tarp. We had the hay all put into one place this year, since we have the tractor to move bales. We’re also installing gates at each access road.
So far, we’ve pretty much dismantled the gardens, except for some parsnips, beets, turnips, cauliflower and cabbage. We had a hard freeze on the 5th, and that pretty much took care of the garden.
We’re adding a “storage container” to our little farm. That will allow us to properly store our garden and farm tools someplace other than in “Mom’s garage”.
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