I am four days away from putting my horse in my own trailer and bringing him home. It is the realization of a dream that started 4 years ago. I cannot believe it is actually happening!
This last weekend we worked very hard to take the barn/arena from this:
and it would not have been at all possible without the help of my sisters Significant Other.. who operated a full size loader/Backhoe most of Saturday doing all kinds of moving and clearing and leveling!!!!
Here are the highlights:
On Friday Afternoon.. I got this delivered:
And this Tongue and Groove
When this showed up on Saturday:
and he did lots of work all day, moving dirt and wood piles and debris and clearing up a spot for me to put Beau outside.. and here is where he gets to go outside:
of course our supervisor was there making sure that we did things right:
and I got really excited when he starting in the arena:
I just wanted to drive that thing!
We purchased hardware for the gate yesterday, and hinges and latches for the stall door. This week I am on the hunt for a few things for the tack room... Next weekend is all about fencing, tack room ceilings and finishing things up.. including about three pickup loads of wood chips for the aisle.. stay tuned.. I am almost functional....
Finish work will not be totally done until it is drier and warmer...but even so.. I am pleased with what we have accomplished so far...
Another funny note.. the gal that used to own the place came by.. and THAT is a topic for another post.