I love how considerate of our needs they can be there!
I oft times end up walking in the dark, after mucking my 2 stalls, with a Camping lantern in tow on my wheel barrel handle ...as the topography is a bit bumpy and I went down once, so far, with not seeing the ridge ahead of me in the dark. That took this ol' bod weeks to get over! I was flat like a pancake in a breath ! This lack of daylight gets me sooner and sooner...
I get to the stable andI used to do mucking first..kind of a good wind down to any day to fling some crap around. Hit it a few times with the pitchfork and then say good riddance and dump it all out in a big crap pile ! Darned good Therapy that costs nothing!
Now I have opted to ride and muck after. So this driveway is so nice and level..no slippery slide like before..I CAN do it in the dark!
Okay..today was the day My husband said he'd help me last week...have to fix my paddock before too much freezing happens. I really wanted to have video for you of the sliding stop my mare does into the gate( I am standing at it here)...it drives me crazy to watch and as the winter has progressed...the underlayment of the gravel has migrated -by force- to the bottom of the corner!
If I could draw a serpentine line from the bottom of the above photo , left then right,to the top of the Run in stall..that is about where the underlayment is and Pea gravel all slid into the bottom field!
So..my man really did NOT want to go out to the barn and do this work...he put it off, and put it off....and we finally got out there at 4pm. Well, it gets dark at 5pm-
He worked his little hiney off(and there ain't much there to start with) we trenched small timbers, like railroad ties, into the ground by hand layed more underlayment and moved all that Pea gravel back to it's placment. Whew...should have put these down from the start! Need some at the bottom too..as the gravel slides not the next paddock...but I can rake it, I guess.
It was completely dark when we finished...snapped one from Wa's stall and drove home...we shall see how we really did tomorrow when I go .
OH!!! Got a parcel today...yeee!!! A "used" book...no dog ears!