Monday, March 21, 2011

Repairs

I've done a few farm repairs over the last several days.  It seems like there is always something to fix.  It just depends on how irritating or unsafe it is as to what gets fixed and what gets lived with.  This is a prime example.  The fence builders normally do a great job but something was off with their measurements on this gate in the barn lot.  The gap they left is big enough for a calf to push it's head through and get stuck.
 J's idea was to live with it.  Since I don't use the gate as much as he does I just put up with the metal post.
 But with Otoelene now in the barn lot I decided to try a more permanent solution.  A couple of 2x4's looks like it will do the trick.
 Another barn lot issue was the barn door.
 This is the door the cattle all come through when we are working them.  Once, too many tried coming through at the same time and busted it up pretty good.
 Again, I needed to make things safer for Otoelene.  A new board and several nails later, all is secure.
I also had to replace 2 boards in the riding ring.  A new horse sure is a lot of work.

3 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Yes they are, but as I am sure you are well aware , if there is even the slightest thing they can hurt themselves on they will

Crystal said...

a lot of work, but leads to a lot of fun :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

You are not kidding. Horses can find any way to get injured.

We always have repairs and projects.

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