Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tall in the Saddle

Here is our friend and horse trainer working a Mountain horse gelding for trail riding. It was a cool evening and the sun was setting in the west. Both were a bit camera shy but still neat to see. This horse has a great gait.

Oh Deer

Last month we seeded and fertilized our pasture. It is growing lush and tall. We took our horses off the pasture so it can grow. Then these deer showed up nibbling away at our green fields. Making our horses so jealous.

Stone Me Well

 Our original hand dug 1800's  well cap was crumbling. It was becoming a hazard to our livestock and visitors to our farm. So we decided to talk to Jeff Royer our friend and contractor. I wanted a round cap instead of a square one. And a metal lid for the well door for use if needed. So the demolition began this week. The heavy lid and the cap were broken and removed.

Lifting the old cement off the old well.

Measuring the old well and digging it back.

New Portland cement mix and flagstone.

Laying and hand cutting flagstone to fir the round cap.

Finished flagstone surround and waiting for the metal cap. The well is covered with wood until the cap is installed. The cap is a surprise coming soon.