GOOD NEWS GUYS! S's husband, G, was here today, and had a look at the broken doors. He reckons he can fix them easy. I don't know what we're going to do to keep Magic in while he has the gates [he's going to take them home to fix them] but he's fixing them
NO MORE ANNOYING BOXES!
Magic has pulled a kick board away from the wall a little bit, so that needs fixing too [but is simple, a couple of nails or perhaps a couple of coach screws would do the trick just nicely], and the box Gambler's in isn't very secure so we're going to put a timber offcut across where it latches up so he can't break out. Right now he's being kept in with a short tie up rope clipped to his door and Magic's broken door. But that just takes a cordless drill/driver [the 'barn' has no power to it so I can't use my corded one], some coach screws, and a little block of wood, so it's a simple fix.
So much work needs doing in those stables. They must have been REALLY nice when they were new though.