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Riding the Storm Out on Love Creek

The Atmospheric River has hit us hard over the past 24 hours with at least 10″ of rain. Our drainages and swales are holding up. Love Creek is zooming fast and steady. A tree fell on the road, blocking the … Continue reading

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Saturday Projects – Barn Roof On.!

It was a very productive day as we geared up and prepared for a 3 day rain storm. Farmhand Will Burke brought over an auger and tackled the job of digging 30 holes for a new horse fence. We are … Continue reading

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Barn Roof

We put together the side panels of the barn on top of heavy-duty railroad ties. The structure was straight and solid. Instead of framing the barn 12′ wide, we had to make it about 13′ to fit between an electrical … Continue reading

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Barn Progress – Redwood Bark Slab Siding

Lots of progress as we are plugging away on the recycled barn. On the back side, milled scrap, redwood bark slabs were cut 4 ft. as siding. The redwood bark was salvaged from burnt redwood trees from the CZU Lightening … Continue reading

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Recycled Barn – Sides Up

Thinking of the best way to level heavy railroad ties was intimidating. Our space had an electrical outlet, 2 thick cement rounds, and mud-management grids attached to 2x4s in the ground. It felt like an obstacle course around on the … Continue reading

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Goat Barn Roof – Gone!

Today, we worked on the layout of the space and depth of the railroad ties which the barn pieces will sit on. We’ll work again on Saturday and hopefully get one side in. We have to work through obstacles, such … Continue reading

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Tearing down the Goat Barn

The Pallet Goat Barn is coming down. It was a fun building when we had our goats, and over the years, it became storage. When the floor started to sag, it was obvious that it needed to come down. We … Continue reading

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Stairs through the Mud!

Now that we have the trails done, it’s time to add some flair and easy access in and out of the horse corral. It all started when the horse stall leaked water after our first heavy rain a few weeks … Continue reading

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Tearing down the Goat Barn – New Pony, New Home

We are very excited that we have adopted a new family member, a little pony from the North Texas Feed Lot. She had one day to be saved before being shipped to a slaughter house. The pony will be picked … Continue reading

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First Storm

Rain started in the a.m. on Sunday so we are over 2″ in Ben Lomond. Love Creek is flowing well and no concern for flooding in our area. Yesterday, we cleared drainage ditches and swales which are flowing rapidly around … Continue reading

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