Schnauzer Sunday was skipped this weekend just due to lack of time. Why you ask? Well we started on Saturday morning at 7:30 reconfiguring the electric fence. And the weekend took off from there and never stopped. Whew. I literally fell into bed at 10 pm last nite after going out to clean stalls and put farm vehicles away and so on.
I had a guy come and cut our field on Thursday last week (the parts I couldn’t reach due to the terrain, etc). My last words to him were stay away from the pond edges. First day in guess what happened?
Yep, it took him almost a full day to get the tractor out and get it running again. He did a great job (after the pond fiasco) but we had to redo the fence since we had to pull it all up to let him mow. So bright and early Saturday morning, Mark and I were out doing Fencing 101. Thank goodness for our new little Kubota side by side. That thing is worth it’s weight in gold.
After figuring out we wanted to go around the pond and open the front field a bit more so there are more hills to ride on and for Remus to meander around, we started work.
We had to move a lot of poles and tape. My knuckles hurt typing this from all the grappling we did.
I think it turned out great though. Now for the flies to leave us alone a bit. Speaking of flies, our next project this weekend was shade for the barn. I bought a couple of the Kool Kurtains (pricey but nicely built) and then we went to the only Lowes near us that sells the shade cloth by the foot. It was quite comical watching us measuring and cutting that stuff in Lowes. But we got it done!
The barn door gets over 120 degrees with a normal sunny day so I am hoping to cool the barn temps a bit and also cut down on the amount of flies that get in, though the little black ones are popping up now and those things are annoying!! Photos below show the finished tasks. The first two are the front doors and the last one is the back door one that was a cheaper lighter shade cloth since the sun and bugs are not as bad that way. The things we do for our horses, right? Anyone else tried this? This way I can do stalls in morning with the doors open and lights on and not as many flies come in to visit! And on the relative cool days I could technically leave the barn doors open to let the breeze in.
I also managed to get a lesson in this weekend, more to come later this week on that. And of course Remus’s fly sheet collection grows. And one day I am planning to do a blog posting on all my fly apparal and what ranks good and what tanks. Anyone interested in that topic? Because let’s just admit I am a damn expert now! HA!
Did everyone else have busy weekends? By the time I fell into bed last night I felt like I had been in a boxing match. All muscles are aching today. Fun times. At least it is never boring? I about killed my husband this weekend. I think he is glad he is traveling for work this week. To get away from me and the farm!