Monday, April 29, 2013

On and On and On and On

After chores Lorrie introduced me to the new cross shredder.
 Both of us are on the prowl for lots of newspapers, as we are going to bulk up on our bags of bedding.  Could not be happier about the way it is working and the price is right.

 The little bit of rain we had last night really made things pop in the gardens.


and lots of posies.




At noon Gordon B. came up with his tractor and rotiller to work up the rings and gardens.

Here is a before shot of the outdoor arena that was recently flooded.

This is what it looked like when he was finished.
He also did a number on the indoor....
and Gary's gardens.
 The front paddock looks much better now that the hay was mulched.  Hopefully it will fill in with grass.

 My buddies love to observe whatever is going on.

Had a 2pm meeting to get things organized for our auction which will take place Friday evening.
Didn't get out of there until 6!

 By then it was too late to make dinner so we went down to the Stoneyard for some chow.  Walked in and the place was jammed!!!!  Forgot it was wing night.  We knuckled under and each ordered some...10 wings for $2.50.  I got a salad, Gary got sweet potato fries.  How bad are we?  Can't do this very often.

 Chores at 7:30...

 Still grey out there.

Night all.


  1. Wow- those flowers are wonderful! And what's this about shredding newspapers instead of using shavings? I like the sound of that. Your place looks just beautiful!

  2. I used to shred paper for my bird cages. I can't imagine doing that volume for horse bedding. Time consuming and I don't think I could round up that much paper. Good luck!

  3. Your flowers are beautiful! And so are the arenas!
    I have about a dozen garlic plants that survived the blizzards and varmints, but we get another snowstorm tomorrow.
    Yep, I drive too, but I like riding better.


Thank you for reading The Skoog Farm Journal. I do not have google+ and am unable to comment on those blogs. Would love to reach some of you and need email addresses. Your comments are appreciated.