Sunday, May 13, 2012

Clean Up Day

Mother's Day at the ranch was without a mother. My Mom lives on the other side of the country, and Tia was out at a horse clinic all weekend, so just me and the kids today. When I went out to feed, I noticed that the barn was a mess, hay all over the floor and stuff everywhere. I wanted more coffee, so I came in after feeding and asked the kids to help me clean up the barn.

They were more than willing, so we went out after breakfast. I assigned Delaney mucking duty, and he filled 3 buckets from the stalls and runs. Kendall helped me move some stuff and sweep the floors. It looked pretty good, but I've been wanting to help Tia organize inside, so I pulled out most of her tack room and went to work.

I started by sweeping floors, and then planned out a bench along the back wall. We've been talking about it for a week or so and I finally had a chance to measure things and go buy wood. When I got back, I had Kendall help me assemble a few braces before she got bored. Then it was me, back and forth to the barn, measuring and then cutting wood by the house, assembling some built in benches along the back.

I didn't completely finish, but I was a little unsure of what Tia will want, so I stopped and decided to let he see this and talk about how to finish things off.

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