Construction Season

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurned out the weather gods were sending us another day of sunshine. In our neck of the woods that means time to check the next thing off that spring jobs list! Today’s project – put a raised floor in the Bully barn. We had a gravel floor with stall mats …
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA… out with the mats. That was no little feat. Two hundred pounds of wobbly rubber each … likely would have made a great comedy skit. We knew what we were getting into as last year we hauled these and three others around when the barns were built.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWithin a few hours Ede had the Condo floor lined with plastic and framed in the support beams. By this time her back was thinking it was time for a break. My back was in total agreement. My job was to move two 600 pound round bales TWICE … long story for another time!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo we set up our ‘rest stop’ under the fir tree. The jennies thought it was a great idea. (Notice the clear view back into the woods! No more brush piles! That was Monday’s and Tuesday’s job! Haven’t taken pictures with this angle before – didn’t want the ‘trashy woods’ showing up in the background.)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeems Darby and Rosie are fans of Nestea! 😉
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEde wasn’t up to sharing. So they had to settle for scrunchies instead.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStage two of the construction involved some great heavy duty plywood flooring (expertly maneuvered into the paddock on a garden wagon) cut to measure.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe hauled those wobbly stall mats back in and laid on a mattress of wood chips. Wow – the whole job sure goes by a lot more quickly in pictures than it does in hours and sweat! Stage three of creating a gravel ramp is another job on our list.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADarby was keen to give it her stamp of approval ASAP. Last time we were able to lift our heads to check both she and Rosie had set up camp there and were protecting their digs.

2 comments on “Construction Season”

    1. Thanks Pat! It was funny to watch Rosie. She has realized that when she is standing in that doorway she is now the same height as Paco and Darby. It was her ‘post’ for most of this morning!

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