Originally Posted by perchie.girl
I was DOG tired and wanting to lay down when I wrote this....
but here is the write up
I went up to the house yesterday for the first time in a very long time. It struck me at how tumbled down its becoming.... How infirm I am getting in order to be able to do the little things that need to be done.
My neighbor in what ever sense he was using decided to feed my horse a nasty moldy bale of hay. When I brought him dog and cat food up, the reason for the trip, he said that the hay guy wasn't rotating the bales so there were two bales that got moldy. And Katee wasnt eating it.
I thought he just threw the bale in and realized it was moldy and pulled it out. thats what I would have done... except I would have rotated those last two bales EVERY truck load so none would have gotten moldy. We then crossed the road to my house and the hay was stacked OUTSIDE the shelter W T F . I got out of the truck with my walker and grabbed the hay hooks.
Ten bales are easy to move even for me or so I thought. I looked in Katees feeder and it seemed empty. I looked in and was furious there was moldy hay and hay that had been obviously scooped up out of the mud and put in. And Katee was obviously hungry. Not starved thank goodness. but DANG I brought a fresh hay bale up and tipped it up to her feeder where she could get to it. Then I went in the corral and pitchforked that nasty stuff out.
Then I went out and tipped the fresh bale in her feeder. And I could hear her happy mumbles and munching. Katee talks a little while she eats... funny girl.
By then I was done and shaking. I called my son over from the truck and asked him to move the stack onto the pallets and off the FREAKING GROUND. The one last bale that ws nasty went up against the fence There was one side that was good. she will nibble on the good stuff. I had him put a good bale along the fence too so she could choose ...
Hes got asthma so thats why I didnt ask him at first. But Alfalfa affects him worse. thank goodness it was bermuda. Ten bales layed out two by two on six pallets.
I am going to have to rig a pully system for myself to do this again. and do it myself.
Time to Take up the reins of my life... and live it again
Hay Which was stackd forward and parallel even with the trash can.
Bad bale isnt so bad moved you can see a corner of it by the blue treat bucket
Nom Nom Nom "tank ou mom" with a mouth full of hay.
tumble down remains of the goat yard sight protector.... Old swimming pool wall. it needs to be hauled out. This is approximately where I will move the coop to.
full horse shelter before we re installed the corral under it. its 24 x 24 Katee gets 16 x 24 of it leaves me 8 x 24 for hay storage.
Along that front edge I am considering hanging some
hay curtains Heavy tarp that can be moved out of the way for loading