“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Sunday, January 4, 2009

More Barn Work

In the ongoing improvements to the barn we added a light to the corner of the barn that faces the new fenced fields.
Yep, its just a light, but when the terrain changes with every thaw and freeze, its the difference between an ankle twisting or not. You can do some serious damage to a toe when a horse divot freezes and you step in it or kick it. Its fancy enough footwork in the daytime with the mud and ice.
We bring the goats in every night and we try to maximize their time outside because the days are so short. Sometimes work and other life occurrences don't get us out before dark, so it gets a little tricky getting the girls in. A flash light would work on the way to the gates, but not on the way in. There's usually a tub or bucket to carry. Shutting gates sometimes takes two hands.
It will be nice to be able see where we are going beyond the glow from inside the barn.

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