Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
I've found styrofoam bowls, plates, and cups; mashed cat food cans, and their lids; a couple of gloves (not a matching pair of course); the long pieces of twine that go around the round bailes; the netting from around round bales; plastic bags; and an old towel. All but the styrofoam was embedded into the ground. The sad thing is that there are no houses backing up to the pasture. When I first moved in there, there were cat food cans; chains; tarps; and just trash in general in the stalls! I had to clean all of it up before I could move my 1 horse at the time in there. Of course there had been no horses there in a few years before I took my horse there, but still...why would anybody trash their property up like that. Maybe that was why the property owner told me that I had to keep the barn clean.
His wife told me the other day, "The barn could use some care." When I spoke to him, it was because she's allergic to dust, and thought the cobwebs should be taken down. The once in a blue moon that she goes down there to visit HER donkeys, that I take care of, she sneezes. But, being the good boarder, and as the BO calls me "the barn manager", I went to take the cobwebs down. The first yellow jackets nest I knocked down (not realizing it was active) I was lucky to get away from quick enough. Then I found 2 more and of course I quit right then. As I was pulling out, I ran into him and told him that it was just going to have to wait until the bees were gone...unless he wanted to go and take care of the bees nests first. Needless to say, she's going to have to stop using my horse treats for her donkeys, because she can't go into the barn. She's not only allergic to dust, she's also allergic to bees.
Honary "HFA" member...That's right, I'm admitting it!
BTW....That's NOT rain on your windshield!!!!