Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mud boots, snow boots and now back to Mud boots

Well we aren't quite down to mud in most places but it is water over ice which makes it tricky walking. I am not really afraid of much but I am afraid of falling on the ice and hurting myself. #1 I don't like to get hurt and #2 at my age bones seem to break easier.

We are in a mess here with water. Both ends of the barn have water running in. Peppers stall is half way filled with water. The snow was higher than the barn. Every year we talk about raising the stalls especially on the west end of the barn but then forget it but this is the worst it has been. There is absolutely nothing we can do about it now. The water has to go someplace and this seems to be it. I expect Dixies stall to be starting to flood by morning. Dittos is higher.
But at this point, it may too. With 10-12 foot piles along side the barn, its a mess. Rusty's pen is getting bad too. We will have to somehow get the other round pen put up and move her to it. We had intended to do that anyway but did not plan to do it in the midst of all this glop.

Bob just has worked since Monday of this week and he got a job promotion today. As soon as the roads are better he will start delivering stuff to the outlying areas. Packets from the Censes Bureau. If its OK, maybe I will get to go with him some of the time. That would be nice.

Not much else going on. Started another denim quilt today for our grandaughter Jadeyn. She will love it, I am sure. I love to sew but when I get inturrupted it is hard to get back to it.


  1. I'm going through the same thing over here, but we built most of the stalls up last summer. Unfortunately, Beautiful's and the pony's are getting swampy. We threw down wood chips to absorb it because there's no where else for them to go. By Friday we hope to move some more dirt over to create a burm in front of their stalls. It's a mess.

  2. It's not so bad down here in Lewiston. I woke up this morning to green grass! I couldn't believe my eyes. No snow and 45 degrees at 6:30 a.m. What a change. The wind has been strong, though.

    Stay safe.

  3. When our barn was built, we were cursing the builder as they did not level the site very well and it looked like it was on stilts about 12 inches above the ground.
    We had to add about 12 inches of gravel to bring the floor of the barn up to the edges of the bottom of the structure. But it must have been one of those blessings we didn't realize at the time, because it is higher than all of the ground around it, and with all that gravel for drainage it's perfectly dry inside. Snow finally all slid off today too, whew!

    I envy you having time to sew a quilt, Lea! I used to love to sew but haven't made anything for years. I'd really like to learn to knit better -- I can make a scarf and that's about it. Knitting instructions are so cryptic and they intimidate me!

  4. Oh Lea, the poor horses! How are they staying dry? What a mess for you and Bob and BTW, where is Tyler, your handy helper? Did he stay at Nikki's or his brother's house? Boy you could sure use him now!

    Love, Joy

  5. Poor Auntie Lea.....I am no longer complaining about our muddy barn after reading your blog! Love Suzy

  6. Bleh! I hate when it gets to that ice rink stage. Be careful out there.