I've been on the farm for a week now and working steadily till sundown once I'm home from work. I have had no time to ride and haven't seen my boys much, but trust me - this is going to be worth it.
I'm going to share some pictures from my first day of work on the farm. When I say mess, I mean MESS. The owners are great people, but they have left their farm in complete disarray and now it is just too far gone for them. I am now the lucky person who gets to turn this mess into something special. Is it going to be an insane amount of work? YES. Is it going to be never ending? Probably. Am I in over my head? Definitely...but thankfully I have some great friends who are helping me along the way.
I have permission to whatever I please with the property and anything on it. So I pretty much have a blank canvas (minus the huge amount of crap everywhere). These pictures are from day one. I didn't start snapping until we had done a bit so it was actually worse when we started. The goal is to make one small paddock into one slightly larger paddock by adjoining two "pens" which are side by side. Repair and rebuild the shelter, cut the grass/weeds/burrs and make it habitable for Fandango.
This is the view from the house. Page-wire fences, long tangling grass.
The shelter, after the tarp was ripped off the walls.
The section dividing the two small fields which will become one. Notice the amazing fencing with particle board and wire.
After all the wire and crap is removed.
Wire, so much wire.
The view of the second half of the field after the wire fence was taken down, along with more crap.
The bathtub which was used as a water trough before. I will probably use this but make a box around it or something.