So Remus did go to the show and did do well. I have media etc. but first today I want to talk about drainage and barn issues. UGH. Remus fun stuff to come later this week. For now, HELP.
When we first moved in our paddock area was a muddy gross mess. We got gravel laid down and that has fixed that issue pretty much. Almost 2 years later it still works fine.
So then I had the bright idea of graveling the front of the barn area. It made sense. I park my trailer there, it gives us extra parking and should help with the water gathering. Right? WRONG.
This is not the person who did all the work for us that caused this. He has come back numerous times to help try to make this work. But for some reason the erosion and lay of the land has made the water go into my barn aisle. MANY TIMES. And now it is going into the front stall (first stall as you walk in on the right). Twice in the last two weeks. Water standing. It is gross. And annoying. And I am tired of it.
So I am reaching out to ideas from you all. I can’t stand this. The water SEEMS to sit on the right of the gravel laid out if you are facing the barn and then drains into the stall under the wall. As well as it goes thru the door threshold into the barn aisles and wrecks that area too. I have old hay bags and flood sandbags in the doorway to help. They do not help. Sigh.
Burke came back again and dug a trench into my paddock which drains some of the water away but it still gathers and goes into the barn. Now to be honest, Tennessee never has nice drizzle. It is either NO RAIN or BALLS TO THE WALLS RAIN THAT WILL NOT STOP and we get 3-4 inches in an hour. But I got to do something.
When we bought this place this didn’t happen at all. Even regrading out front of barn did not help. Adding more gravel did not help. I am at my wits’ end. Also pardon how bad my barn aisle looks I have to put old hay down to soak up water and it has been so many rain storms lately that it never dries up so I can never seem to get it cleaned up again. Maybe I should raise rice, tropical fish, or koi? I don’t know!
Anyone else have this kind of issue. UGH. What a mess!