Clean Horses, More Construction
We are starting off 2011 in the same manner that we spent much of 2010 – up to our knees in construction projects. My favorite question, a rhetorical one at that, is “will it ever end?” Please, no one needs to actually answer that!
Jason and I met with our contractors today to finalize plans for building several thousand more feet of fence. While the fence is being built we will be working on extending the driveway and running more water and electrical lines. Then we will build another run-in shed. We’re hoping to be ready to move the next group of horses to the new farm in 4-6 weeks. That may be a bit ambitious but lofty goals are a good thing, right?
In other news we had a nice rain the other night and the horses are looking cleaner than ever (that was said with a LOT of sarcasm). Tomorrow has a heavy grooming day on the schedule and I am eagerly anticipating (there goes that sarcasm again) the feeling of dirt and grit in my teeth as a I scrape large amount of dirt off of several dirty horses with a shedding blade.
Someone contacted me about working here last week. They said they loved animals and had some horse experience and really wanted to work on a horse farm. I told her that in addition to working outside when it is hot, cold, gorgeous weather, raining, windy etc. that you also need to plan to be really dirty much of the time. Unsurprisingly I never heard from her again. I swear people think that when you work on a horse farm the weather is always perfect, the horses are always cooperative and they’re never dirty. Since everything is always so perfect you have a lot of time on your hands and you spend it all gazing at gorgeous horses in manicured pastures and perfectly clean stalls all the time. HAHAHA!!
Spike; Send your horse to retire here and your horse could also look like this. Excellent advertising I say! As you look at this picture you must be thinking “their standards of horse care are so high it is incredible.”