Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Honey-Do List is Growing

It’s almost time for winter. We’ve had a few cold nights and I blew out the sprinklers, but this year I’ve got more projects to do, and because of horses.

My wife is working full time with horses and horse people, so that means more horsey-related activity at the ranch. Apart from the normal fence breaking the horses keep us busy with, I’ve been handed a few improvement chores.

My list this fall is a new track, and a new shelter. I’ve started on the shelter, and fortunately had a little help.

Photo Sep 23, 4 19 54 PM

Unfortunately that also means I need to find time to measure the sides for metal, order it, pick it up (way up north), trim it (sparks are always fun) and then screw it to the frame.

Fortunately this is 9 feet in the air, so a tumble won’t be too hard.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Boarders, Benches, and Sawdust

With new boarders slated to move in this winter, I have a few projects to work on. The first one is a new set of benches and saddle racks for the tack room. I also need to add a new shelter for horses, but that's going to take a bit more time.

Our tack room is a little crowded, but we made things work better by building a bench along one wall and then putting saddle racks on the wall above them. You can see the end of one bench, and the start of the second one. The second one was my project this week.

I got some wood and screwed together braces earlier in the week, and with a quiet night, I headed out to put the bench together. It only took about an hour, mostly because I had to move slow and switch bits out 3 times for each hole. When I got done, it looked pretty good and gives us more space for storage.

Now I just need to get 3 or 4 more saddle racks together. That's on the list for tomorrow.