Friday, December 4, 2015

The New Place

We decided to buy a home with this move. We have moved a lot sense we were married- or rather, we have moved a lot for a normal person sense we have been married, this was the 4th... For me sense birth this was the 25th time I've moved. And we are pretty sure we will have at least one more.

 But, now we have horses. And board is expensive, and generally a mortgage is cheaper than rent. So we bought.

 Being in 2 different states while we were looking for a place in a 3rd state made things a bit difficult, but we managed to find a place with a house and 4 acres. I didn't get to see it until about 1 1/2 weeks before close, and let me tell ya, it wasn't what I was expecting.
Closing happened mid Nov, and the horses were coming down Dec 1st.... which didn't leave much time to prepare. First I went through and rolled up allllll the barbed wire (evil stuff!), pulled out all the old fencing, T-posts that were to short, and random posts that had no purpose, and in my extra time cleared out all the stuff that could potentially hurt 2 insane mares from what we were turning into the first pasture. Including a lot of chicken coops. And 2 deep freezers. And really old rusted tractor parts.

Then we had to dig post holes, set posts and braces, new T-posts, and finally run the fence. 

We got done with the first pasture the night before I had to leave to trailer the girls down. 

Phase 2 started the day after the horses arrived- clearing out and fencing off the "shed" which is the shelter for this winter, and will be turned into a barn sometime this spring.

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