Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Today's improvements

Today our neighbor Bob finished scraping out the front pasture, the sheep paddock, and Senter's paddock with his tractor for us. Tomorrow, he's going to scrape out the ram paddock.

This leaves much, much less mucking out I'll have to do by hand, and makes the place look much better.

Then I helped Ken install the new feed rack we bought for Senter. He's been wasting too much of his hay by turning over his big plastic trough, spilling his hay, then treading it into the ground. The new feed rack doesn't hold nearly as much hay, but if it keeps him from wasting so much it will be worth the trouble of having to fill it for him much more often.

We also discussed possible plans for building new shelters for Senter and for the sheep. All the plans we've talked about before this have ended up being either too elaborate and therefore more expensive than we can afford right now, or else too flimsy to be safe against the wear and tear a horse would put on it. But we may have an idea that is simple yet sturdy enough that won't cost too much. We'll see how that turns out.

1 comment:

Meggie said...

I hope Senter likes his new feeding rack. He certainly is a handsome fellow!