Nearing the finish line

Although the weather here has been the opposite of cooperative we’ve still been making progress on getting the place ready for the boys to come home when we can. At this point the fence is the item holding us back and that should hopefully be done in a week or so. Here’s a summary of what’s been going on at the farm.

Fence supplies finally arrived

The crew got to work doing the fencing around the barn first since we had a massive pile of brush in the other pasture to burn. This section just needs the husband and I to add a flex fence top rail to complete it.

One end of the barn

No ponies will be getting near this metal siding!

Standing in the middle area ponies won’t have access to looking towards their main pasture.

I officially purchased my first load of hay for the ponies.

Hay is for horses!

A muck tub and cart arrived and there was some unplanned matching with the pitchfork my bff got me for Christmas. 🙂

Ready and waiting

We attempted to burn the biggest brush pile ever. Only got through about a 1/3 of it in a night. It was seriously our smallest fire because it didn’t want to spread and yet someone called the fire department. It was interesting.

We tried

We built a grooming bay. The back wall is the same as the stalls but then we used some of the old barn interior wood to make the side. Loving the character it adds.

I love this

Lastly we wanted more storage space in the other barn so we ripped out a big stall in there. Check out the bark on those old beams!

Old school

I love the signs on the stall doors. I kid you not this was a foaling stall with an electrical panel in there. Not to worry it had the good housekeeping seal of approval and was approved by the american hospital association! Now it’s more storage for our equipment and for overflow hay. Eventually maybe I’ll use my massive hay loft above it though.

So much more storage space

Husband and I also started doing some metal siding patching but it’s not complete so not sharing that yet. It’s supposed to rain for the next few days so probably fencing work will stall out again. Planning to buy some grain and bedding this weekend and put up the flex fence top rail on the new fence by the barn. Then I guess I’m pretty much ready for ponies once the rest of the fence is up.

Let’s do this!

14 Comments

  1. dianehit

    As much as I don’t want to see the boys leave HR, I can’t wait to see them out in that pasture and in those stalls enjoying retirement.

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    1. stampyandthebrain (Post author)

      P is going to miss his girlfriend! Definitely a big change coming and I’m sad about the idea of not being around HR as much while I don’t have another horse to ride. I think the boys will love it at home though. Let’s hope my next horse decides to make himself known fairly soon!

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  2. Leah

    So close! That fence looks great — super smart to keep them off the metal sides of the barn. Wish we had done that when we built our place, haha. I love that sign on the stall door, so funny. Can’t wait to see photos of your boys in their new digs!

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    1. stampyandthebrain (Post author)

      To be honest I really wanted to switch out the siding to wood instead but the cost to do that was insane and I think my fence design is going to work out well. Yeah the signs totally cracked me up. I’m so excited for the boys to get home and start learning about their new life of more turnout and tons of grass! Oh and to stare at them out my window, that part seems important!

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  3. Lauren Mauldin

    This is all looking so good!

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    1. stampyandthebrain (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. emma

    omg this is so exciting! everything looks great, you guys are doing such a good job! fingers crossed the weather and everything else cooperates as you finish up the job!

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    1. stampyandthebrain (Post author)

      Thanks, I’m so happy with how everything has been coming together. Really better than I imagined. Well it’s currently raining, lol. Either way I know the boys will get home in the next few weeks but the weather is frustrating!

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  5. Carly

    Shit’s getting REAL!

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    1. stampyandthebrain (Post author)

      So real!

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  6. Shauna

    Your barn is so beautiful! Congratulations!

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    1. stampyandthebrain (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  7. draftmare

    That is looking amazing!!

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    1. stampyandthebrain (Post author)

      Thank you, can’t wait to show you the place!

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