My Hubby has been a superstar the past couple of months. He’s rewired the entire barn, added outlets next to each stall, hooked up lights in each stall, and rewired the tack room with its own light and outlet.
No more motion activated light in the tack room which convienently goes out 15 seconds after I walk in. Yay!
We now have outlets to plug in the heated water buckets, and anything else I may need.
Plus, he replaced the motion activated light on the back deck of the house with a regular light, and fixed the light over the barn door.
We also had gravel brought in yesterday to try to tame this bog pit of a paddock. Hubby took the fencing down to allow the dump trucks to access the paddock.
You probably can’t tell from this picture, but the whole far side consists of a couple feet of the thickest, slimiest, nastiest muck I’ve ever seen. When it rains, the water just sits there turning it into a gooey mess. When it freezes, the muck turns into treacherous crevices and lumps. It’s rather ironic, really. The entire property is sand. Sand as deep as you can dig. Yet the paddock has the blackest, thickest muck I’ve ever seen outside of swamp land.
The entrances to each stalls has at least a 2 foot drop from the stall to the paddock ground.
We had 43 tons of gravel dropped off. At $5.60 a ton. Then we had to pay to have it delivered, which cost more than the gravel itself. Poor Hubby. They were supposed to deliver it at 8:30am, but they didn’t show up until 11 with the first load. Hubby had to call them to find out what was going on. They said they couldn’t find their driver! I’m pretty sure that’s not something you should tell a customer.
Anyway, it was finally all delivered, no one got stuck, and the yard survived.
This is Zeus approved gravel!
Hubby spent the afternoon trying to spread the gravel out, but all we’ve got is a lawn mower with a little lawn mower sized blade on it, and some shovels and a rake.
This might take a while.
But… I’m really excited about this. I’ll be able to use the paddock as a paddock again! Yay!