What is the entrance like to you property or stables? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Cool What is the entrance like to you property or stables?

Here's mine, I also did a bit of editing on my phone..
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 11:13 PM
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I have two wooden gate and some flowers on both side of the edge

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 11:37 PM
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Ah.... perfectly manicured and edged grass with perfectly manicured flower beds under and around perfectly made stone pillars? (Are you buying that?!? LOL)

Oh, wait... that's not flowers and pillars at all, its tall tufty weeds and the stalks from last year's flowers! (Maybe the weeds will cover it up and pass for grass. )
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-28-2012, 01:38 AM
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At first glance, you're driving down a mountain to a small ranch house with a utility barn (used also to house the paint gelding that thinks he's a stud, the 16+hand appy gelding recovering from an infection in his right hock, and a 5 year old QH who was never broke due to a torn ligament with a bone fragment floating around and will press her butt to the stall panels so you can scratch) in the distance. In front of you is a boulder with some cute signs such as "spoiled horses live here" and a raccoon holding a welcome sign. As you drive down the right side path, you start seeing the ring and to the left, the property owner's horse pasture. continue driving down and make a left to pass the ring and you'll see new pastures being built and one occupied with a paint gelding that thinks he's a stud so has to be separated. Further down the gravel road, it starts turning to dirt... This is about where a 4X4 truck becomes necessary. Continuing on, you start driving off road through a beautiful wooded section for a couple acres or so until it opens up into what looks like a meadow with a 3-4 acre pasture with a Sorrel paint gelding and a flaxen chestnut belgian/halflinger cross mare, run-in shed, and partially wooded. The tack/feed room is an old gooseneck trailer with a fire pit about 10 feet away. Near by is a set of 3 posts with cross ties between the first set and a hitching post between the middle and last post. To the right are 3 boulders by the large gate and you can see someone has started tilling around the boulders to start planting flowers and in the middle of the 3 boulders is a twig sticking up that may one day be a beautiful lilac bush. past this, you start seeing the beautiful trails through the woods leading to swamp land and other meadow areas with one of the trails running the complete edge of the fence and leading back around to the property owner's house where you travel back up the steep driveway to get back to the road.
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My property was not a farm when I bought it.
Around here, people like to have about 4 acres of nothing but grass to mow and call it “the front yard.“ in addition to the rest of their acreage. My place was no different.
There was nothing but a couple of hardwood tress and a clump of hacked up lilac stumps. No flowers, no garden, no foundation plantings, no fence….. nothing but grass and weeds.
It was an intimidating way to start, but since I am lazy, not a fan of mowing, and think acres of open yard is wasted space, I just started planting. So in addition to laying acres and acres of fencing on the back and side of the property, I revived the lilacs, took out the briars, and just started planting…… orchards, gardens, flower beds, foundation plants, vines, and just about anything I can get my hands on.
It is still a work in progress…

So here is a picture of those stone pillars and fencing that I would like to see...…..(just needs more flowers)


… and here what I have. I snapped it this morning on my phone in the drizzle while walking between the two barns with hay. Wrong view I know, but it shows the road and driveway.


So, there are light woods and scrub across the road on the approach to my place. Younger hardwoods and some mature pines next to my place. Some of my road frontage has privacy willows with some decorative olive trees, along with iris and daylilies, which are not up yet. Other side of the drive is what is left of the “yard” and some pasture.
Going up the drive is a small pasture to the right with a huge maple tree. On the left is a huge lilac stand next to the grapes and the veggie garden.
Then further up the drive is two barns. One to the left, and the other next to the drive, which continues out to the back pasture area and a large turn-around for trailers and trailer parking. Beyond that is my woods, my pastures, my trails, a pond, and wildlife. Lots of wildlife!

Someday I may eventually put in those stone pillars.
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