03-19-2012, 08:25 AM
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Well, today it's supposed to rain. I am hoping that grass I planted works out in the pasture. It's just regular grass, we don't have any fancy pasture seed in this area! I love living in a small town, but sometimes it's very frustrating!
Hubby is going to build yet another fence. When we first went out to the farm, all the fences were down and had to be rebuilt. Then we got the mini donkey who was an escape artist, so we had to put a third strand up. We weren't supposed to be out there this long so didn't do anything real permenant. We decided that we needed to have another area in which to rotate them to so the main pasture can stand and grow. We have to do this way down in the woods on swampy land since his mother doesn't want them to ruin the paddock up by the barn. Thers is a bit of solid ground, but not much. So that means hauling hay way down below and stretching hose down to the woods. Hubby thinks it will be ok, but the horses will have to be down there for a couple months. Expecially if it's going to be hot AND dry this year. I wonder if he will let me bring the straw down there too...
Hubby is so good to me. He wasn't raised that animals are living breathing things. If they didn't have a purpose, they weren't needed. He is being real patient with me while I "pamper and spoil" my horse. This usually generates more work for him. He would rather I get into something cheaper like riding a bike or kayaking.
I am off to look at farms today. They are over our price range, but we have been looking for over 5 years. I could write a horror book about all the places we have looked at. I can't believe how some people live! Especially when they are older. I hope my kids have enough compassion to help me out when needed to I don't end up living in the squalor I have seen. Sheesh!
I was hoping to ride somtime today. I was going to be brave and take Jesse for a little trail ride. I usually ride down the gravel roads and seldom haul him anywhere. It's hard with that donkey who gets out and tries to follow if I'm gone too long. Oh well, it's supposed to rain today anyway.