Farm Projects

Last week, I finished the expansion and remodel of the hay storage shed. I rebuilt the floor and doubled the storage area, so we can now store two 900-pound hay bales. I can use a come-along to ratchet up the floor on the right side, so the second bale flips into place when the front bale is gone. I then purchase a new bale, drop it onto the gravel pad  and simply roll it into the back of the shed until it’s time to flip it into place. These 2 bales are 4 weeks worth in forage for our 3 horses. (Deutsch)


This week, I am working on renovating our horse shelter in the pasture. Today, I replaced the weathered OSB particle board on the outside with plywood, which I hope I can get around to painting on Friday.

DEUTSCH: Letzte Woche vergrößerte ich unseren Heuschuppen  und wir können jetzt zwei 450-Kilo Heuballen lagern. Der zweite Ballen wird einfach nach vorne gekippt wenn der vordere weg ist. Dann hole ich einen Neuen und rolle den hinten rein bis es Zeit ist den nach vorne zu kippen. Die zwei Ballen reichen unseren 3 Pferden 4 Wochen.

Picking up hay at the Flying W Farm.
Heu einkaufen bei Flying W Farm.


Last week I also turned over my large compost pile. It’s probably good until the spring. The pile on the right is ready for the garden this spring.


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