I am boarding a horse at my mother-in-law's farm, over 50 acres of rolling hills, a river and a creek. There was a guy out there who was boarding for free. He was a friend of my sister-in-law, she doesn't live there. My ideas and his way of doing things did not mesh and the battles began shortly after I brought my horse out there last summer.
Making a very long, drawn out story as short as possible. I got tired of the work he was supposed to be doing for his free board, going undone. I got sick of watching him overgraze pastures that may never come back. Besides the fact he did not take very good care of his horse.
So what happened? My mother-in-law got fed up, FINALLY and told me to take over part of his pasture by reseeding it. Holy Hannah did all *bleep* break loose! So now he's gone. He took his tack, his hay and my sister-in-law with him. She is no longer speaking to us. If he didn't have a gf (who threatened me) I would wonder about the relationship with my SIL.
What does this mean for me and my husband? Well, we get the whole farm to ourselves, yippie! NOT! It's a mess. There are fences that are down, weeds to kill, acres and acres of pasture to fix, trees to cut up, barns that need paint, general maintenance he was supposed to do over the years, we were all supposed to help.
He didn't like me, I get that, but it is my 80-yr-old MIL who is suffering now. I am able to do some work, but I'm no spring chicken myself and with two small children! All because he couldn't have his way. I don't even know where to begin with all the maintenance and what to do with the pasture situation.
Thank you for reading. I would really appreciate negative comments to be left out please. I feel bad enough already.