I'm starting to get a little bit excited. It looks like we will get the last stretch of the track opened today or tomorrow! There were so many things that got in the way of that:trees that needed to be felled, tumbleweeds, mowing took precedence, I got sick, there was so much brush and weeds in the barbed wire fence that I couldn't run the hot wire, old fencing had to be hauled out and cut away by hand where trees had grown through it... However, there are just a couple of little jobs left. Hooray! Watch this space!
Some of the brushy mess waiting to be removed.
The black posts are part of a "safety fence" we put up to seperate this area from the track. The perimeter barbed wire lies behind the trees and brush - somewhere!!
That gray mass at the base of the trees is an accumulation of old tumbleweeds.
- It is a way for my friends back in Scotland to keep up to date with my current activities. (Hi everybody!)
- I also intend to write about my own progress through the Levels program with Bruce and Iona, my two wonderful Fell Pony friends. If what I share here about my Parelli studies inspires others to follow Pat's program, then the world can only be a little bit better for another horse or two as a result.
- I would also like to promote natural horsekeeping as embodied in the track system or Paddock Paradise, and I will be writing about that aspect of Springvalley Farm as it develops, too.