Sorry I've been missing but I've been busy, and not the fun kind of busy either, where I could tell you that Handsome's canter pirouettes are coming along and Gwen is piaffing on the long lines nicely. No, I've been busy busting my hump trying to turn almost 30 acres worth of overgrown scrub into something useful.
Here's the first field that we managed to open up:
It still needs a ton of work, there are some more trees and brush I want to pull out and it needs to be mowed regularly for about two years before the weeds stop overpowering the grass, but it gives the horses something to chew on for a little while- about three days, which is really obnoxious considering how much work it took to get it to this point.
|Some of the brush and trees I pulled out of there, it looked a lot more impressive before the grass grew up|
Here's the next area in my sights, crap-ton of work left to do here:
And then there's this area, looks beautiful doesn't it?
Well look closer... oh, what's that? It's a BOG!
So that's where the pond is going at some point in the future. Sigh. It wouldn't be so bad if half our property wasn't waterlogged. That's what we get for looking at the place in the winter- a freaking marsh.
We got some new family members two months ago, want to see?
I could sit outside and watch these guys toodle around for hours, chickens are better than TV!
It looks like a lot of back breaking work. Someday in the future you'll sit back and enjoy it and think it was all worth it!ReplyDelete
Love your little toodlers. They must be fun to have around.
That's what I'm hoping for. That someday this place will be beautiful and I'll be able to say "we did that" :)Delete
Chickens are hilarious! We just got some guinea hens too, for the ticks. Looking good over there!ReplyDelete
We're planning on getting some guineas. Just need to build a real coop first so I can move the chickens and use the tractor to brood them. Hopefully we'll get them in July!Delete
Lots of work now but it'll pay off in the long run.ReplyDelete
It darn sure better! LOL!Delete
You did and will be doing a ton of work around your property....but even at this state, it's beautiful!!! Love chickens....you are right...they are better than TV! :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Sounds like you need some goats... They'll eat the scrub down in a hurryReplyDelete
I have considered getting goats, it's fencing them in that keeps me from running out and getting some now. Probably will in the future.Delete