Since all my plans to ride have been thwarted- first by snow, then by freezing cold and now by rain, I decided to share some photos of my farm. I walked around a bit before the freeze taking some photos.
Our house is somewhere between 90-100 years old. It's true farmhouse and we had to re-do the main floor from the studs up:
|Kitchen when when we bought it|
|a few weeks later|
|after- accessorized with a dog...|
|the deck we added a year ago- I love it because now I can sit in the sun or shade.|
The structure on the right is a pergola that the grape vine grows on.
Those two trees in front are old oaks. I don't know how old they are but I love them. When no one is looking I talk to them.
We built the barn and the garage. The barn was first of course. It's a simple 36 x 36 design, but I love it. There is only one thing I would change and that is to put windows in the sliding doors at the front- when I have to close it up with weather there's not a lot of light in the barn.
|you can see the stalls on the right of the building opening up into a small paddock|
|You can see the next property over- our line follows the bush/trees|
The other day I stood on the mounting block in the ring and tried to take in as much of the farm as I could:
|Note that Irish is watching me, d'Arcy is watching Irish and Carmen is guarding the hay|
You can see the path between the front and back fields- this allows us to access the ring easily and to drive the tractor. To the right are our woods. My plan this spring is to start carving some trails. We have about 10 acres cleared and 10 acres of woods. I posted this photo on FB with the caption "everything I love is in this photo (including Ed, he's in the house)." I realized my error but figured that my kids don't monitor my FB activity. Man, I was wrong. My daughter pointed out that she was not in the house. Busted. I responded that photos of her were so technically... However, the caption should be 'I love everything in this photo'.
So sorry for no really fascinating stories but I hope to have some better material soon.