Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 6, 2012

Getting Caught Up!

The great weather continues and although I didn't get any riding in yesterday or today, I did manage to get some projects done.

A Round To It
As "The great Procrastinator", I have managed to postpone some jobs for several years (or more). One job was to fabricate a welding table. I had all the material for about 8 years but never seemed to get a round to it. That changed today! I completed it!

The next job was a recurring one that involved trimming some horses feet.  Tucker was the first victim candidate and she did well. I took off about 3/4 inch of nail, trimmed up the frog and pared out the sole. She was real good about all the attention. Tomorrow is Biz's turn.

Tomorrow's job has been on the honey do list for 8 years, namely replacing some screens that have holes in them. I can't see the urgency, as I haven't seen a mosquito in months. Ah, well, She Who Must Be Obeyed, should get some consideration, mosquitoes or not. I was kind of hoping to hold off and make it the project of the decade. Guess I should just bite the bullet and do it.
My helper stayed by my side and gave a certain amount of encouragement. She also enjoyed a feast of horse nails and sole. Dogs!


TexWisGirl said...

love the breath coming out of that horse. and of course, love that sweet golden!

Michelle said...

Certainly you and my husband must be related. Several of our screen still need replacing :)

Terry said...

Now I feel better about my 2 year old project! Thanks!

Karen said...

Aren't you good about those "honey-do" lists. Good for you! Great pics!

San-Dee said...

Ian, such beautiful pictures. You truly live in G-d's country!

Dar said...

Getting caught up! Is there really such a thing? I have such a long list that just keeps getting lonnnnger. Jobs well done. I remember my daughter trimming horse hooves and the dogs enjoying the that what's in those?

Lana said...

Of course, the pictures are awesome. The table will be great...welding is a treasured skill to have someone close by know how to actually do. I bet the horses will be prancing around feeling great, the dog will be happy to keep being the buddy and "She Who Must Not Be Named" had me nearly falling off my chair. I think I'm that woman to my husband at times as well. In Texas, we always say, "Keep Mama happy cause if Mama ain't happy, ain't no one happy."

Well, that's what a lot of people say in these parts. In my family, the word "Ain't" was banned several generations ago, but it's used purely for the cultural benefit. Ain't that grand?