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post #2771 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 08:16 AM
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@Change , currently DD's interest in horses is only tangential she talks about them all the time, but even visiting them is only happening about once a month... Hard to understand for me, but it is what it is...

BUT I am still hoping this will change. Maybe right in time when Chamois is child-safe

@Spanish Rider , hopefully your DH "only" suffers from allergies, but I think you are doing the right thing. Better to be safe!

@AnitaAnne , your wish for hot, humid weather may be granted. This week we were already in the 80 and with thunderstorms threatening, the air was so thick you could almost cut it. Poor horses are hurrying up with shedding their winter coat!
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post #2772 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 08:21 AM
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No thunderstorms today please! Have tack sale today, going to load up car soon. Truck only has enough gas to make it to gas station...


Wonder how many saddles I can stuff in that car? Plan to take 5-6
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post #2773 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 08:37 AM
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I know you were looking at those two for quite a while...
Heck, even I have been looking at those two for a while! Oh, @Change , that would be so exciting!


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Everyone is praying the hot humid weather will halt the spread and we can all get back to normal.
Of course, in this extreme situation, there is not time to do full-out research avoiding biases, but the latest we are hearing is that the virus actually likes dry, Mediterranean-type climates, as the climates of Spain and Italy are the same and Wuhan is similar. But then, that wouldn't make sense with what iss happening in Massachusetts.


The government is now getting empty hotels in Madrid ready. My niece, 5th year medical student, is being prepared. Also, the medical students have started an anonymous website where people at home can provide basic info (age, zip code/street [not number], symptoms and chronic diseases) in order to identify 'hot-spots' and prepare hospitals in those areas.
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post #2774 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 09:12 AM
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@Spanish Rider - the radio said the Space and Rocket Center is closing down until mid-April, at least. I don't know if that means your son's launch competition is cancelled or postponed. Have you heard anything from your son?

@AnitaAnne & @SwissMiss - if I build a new barn, the 20x20 will become the feed room and my shed can become the tack room. I just need to figure out how big and where to put it!!!

Courage is taking just one more step...
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@Spanish Rider - the radio said the Space and Rocket Center is closing down until mid-April, at least. I don't know if that means your son's launch competition is cancelled or postponed. Have you heard anything from your son?

@AnitaAnne & @SwissMiss - if I build a new barn, the 20x20 will become the feed room and my shed can become the tack room. I just need to figure out how big and where to put it!!!
Quick way to put up a barn is to buy one of those metal carports with higher legs, then easy to fill in the sides however you want.

This is my 24x30 with 8 foot legs. Makes an 11' peak if I remember correctly. Was up in a day (and I don't do roofing!) It is a bit stronger than the ones you see all over the place, as this company manufactures them. The thing is SOLID and warranty for 25-30 years or such.
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@Change , we assumed that the NASA competition would be cancelled/postponed. My son's school started break last week and have told kids not to go back to campus. Dorms will be closed on Monday. He is self-quarantining with my mum, but he does need to get to the dorm tomorrow to pick up his computer in order to follow the online classes, starting the 25th. He is bummed, but at least he is not a senior. Many will not be able to inish their senior projects to graduate this year.
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post #2777 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 11:42 AM
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@AnitaAnne - my 20x20 barn is one of those metal buildings. I was thinking along the same lines as you with the carport idea and add wood walls. I will want it anchored, though, and we may put in concrete footers and center aisle. 24x32 would be a good size.

@Spanish Rider - hopefully the launch will be rescheduled when life gets back to normal. I was looking forward to it. It's good you have family he can stay with, although with our extended HF family here, he would always have a place to stay. Love this bunch of folks!

@SwissMiss - I 'll bring Chamois to one of our rides when she's trained and we'll get DD hooked on her pretty pink unicorn pony. 😉

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post #2778 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 01:41 PM
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@SwissMiss - I 'll bring Chamois to one of our rides when she's trained and we'll get DD hooked on her pretty pink unicorn pony. 😉
No more pink Her favorite color is teal She is my kid, alright

I am sure if she sees Chamois in person, there will be 2 horses in the trailer


Just got word that school is cancelled the next two weeks. Let the juggling begin
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post #2779 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 04:31 PM
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@Change my carport have like 3 foot stakes in the ground. It is really solid Can't jiggle it at all. The legs are 2x3 instead of the standard 2x2. I paid to have a J trim put along all the roof edges so horses wouldn't cut themselves if someone started cutting up in there.


It would have been cheaper to build my barn this way, cost a lot more to have my barn installed, even though it is mainly plywood.

You might want to put wooden ceilings on any stalls, just in case a limb or something went thru the roof.

@SwissMiss so the kiddos will be at home? Can you work remotely? This is going to impact so many families, because most households have two parents working.

Tack sale was successful for me, even though I didn't sell any saddles. Most people didn't sell anything. Felt sorry for the lady that had put price tags on all her rusty girths and halters. No-one bought a thing from her and she went to all that trouble to tag everything. Sad. She left at noon, as did many of them.
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post #2780 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 06:37 PM
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@Change , where is your son staying in Germany?
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