~On the trail, a good sharp knife
is more important than a cowpoke.~
~Louise Davis 1887~
Well...at least I think we're gettin' back to normal...whatever 'normal' is...
As the rest of the USA and Canada get hit with a blizzard, we have sunshine with not a cloud in the sky. It's a bit chilly; 15 degrees this mornin'. And it's supposed to be down to between -6 to 8 above tonight. I think the rest of you all broke the National Weather Service website, because it hasn't worked right since yesterday!!!
How's Ms Cindy Sue you ask? Well, see for yourself...
|Nom, nom, nom...good!!!|
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Way back last year...May 14, 2010 to be exact...I did one post about our 'tack room makeover.' And actually, the whole barn will eventually get a makeover, but $$$ and time seem to keep the process going at a crawl. But, My Man is really doing a great job for what's gotten done so far.
|After ripping out the whole tack room floor, he put in a 'real' floor; including insulation.|
|This is tongue & groove wafer board...we won't be falling through this floor!|
He also insulated the ceiling and covered it with wafer board.
All of the edges are mouse proof too!
|Then My Man put in this wonderful (but dirty) window! It's awesome!!|
But My Man's been working his lil' butt off this past winter on the barn ceiling...it's been a bird nesting haven...but not any more!!
|See, the dang birds have torn lots of the vapor barrier and would build their nests up inside.|
There were probably 6-8 nests throughout the barn.
Next is the floor. We've got to bring up the ground level in the barn 6-8 inches. That will prevent the flooding we get down the isle way and inside the stalls when it rains real hard or the snow melts. The stalls already have rubber mats, but the isle will get rubber mats too...I can't wait for that to happen!
Well, I'm off to work on the taxes...great fun huh?!?
Have a fantastic week everyone!