April is in her winter home

Well, we finished the fence in the paddock and returned April to the front pasture. She was one happy girl as she pranced around in her fifedom.

Lynn and I finished that part of the fence and now I have a bigger right bicep than Rosie the Riveter, from swinging that 16 pound framing hammer. I hope April doesn’t see this as a challenge that she can destroy as fast, well faster, than I can rebuild.

Weather predicts that next week will be in the upper fifties and mid sixties. It is warm enough to mend more fences. I think if I even mentioned that to Lynn he would have a melt-down.

But that is on the to-do list for next spring. Along with a lot of landscaping. Got to get this stuff done before I retire, because I just plan to sit in the rocking chair on the front porch and drink sweet tea. Maybe putter in the flower beds and garden. Oh the life of leisure awaits me. What a sweet fantasy, now back to the real world.

Another thing I have planned for next year is getting the railing around the front porch, a ramp, finish painting the house, garage, shop, stable and getting the garage cleaned out so I can actually park my car in there. That’s a novel idea, actually being able to park my car in there. Just don’t know if I can get Lynn to part with some of his treasures that he has packed away for 30+ years, so I can make that happen.

I keep thinking and am coming up with more things that need to be done. So I better cut this blog short before I think of anything else. So here are the pictures.

April in the front pasture
I’ve got her attention.
She comes a running for grain


She such a pretty girl.
Pretty girl has a knot in her tail.
It actually looks better in person
This is a little better angle. When spring comes and it’s painted it will look much better.
You are going to give me grain, aren’t you?
She’s actually in the paddock. If you look real close you can see her.

Well that’s all folks.

Annie, the fence finisher 🙂




More Fences and Stable Work

I know Lynn is praying that I go back to work tomorrow and leave him to recuperate from this weekend. But I just couldn’t help myself.  The weekend was beautiful and warm so I had to get stuff done. I want to move April back to the front pasture because the tree trimmers are not coming until December the 5th and I just know I feel better when she is up front in a more secure pasture.

I thought we could get the other side of the paddock finished and done and move her today, but it didn’t happen.

Lynn really didn’t even want to do it, but I was just nervous about how the paddock area is in such need of repair. Should have started this yesterday, but I was organizing the stable and putting up shelves. Still didn’t get all that done, but got a good start on it.

So, I am exhausted so this will be a little short. I will let the pictures tell the story.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The huge elm tree that has caused us so much distress. It is huge and will be trimmed in early December. The limbs are so heavy and we thought pruning rather than taking it completely down.  I am a true tree hugger and love my trees.


The messy before and after pictures of organizing some of the stable. I don’t know how Lynn could stand it so I decided that if I wanted it done I needed to get some sturdy shelves and just do it. Lynn had some good suggestions and he was thrilled that it was done.

Well that was a brief picture of the four stalls in the stable and April enjoying herself in the back pasture. Next weekend we will move you, I promise.

Well the gate just got a primer coat and I rehung it today.

Thank goodness this weekend is over. I’m all tuckered out.  Didn’t get any grocery shopping done, I guess I will just have to scrounge for the next week.

Annie, The tree-hugger.