Busy days lately! Finally got the Pasture Pro on the paddocks and the good husband fertilized his beloved lawn. Why are men so particular about how perfect a lawn must look? Now the air smells of chemicals even though it rained through the night. I brought the horses in early despite assurances that Pasture Pro does not harm non lactating livestock. I didn't feed the deer nor did I see them that evening. They must have known. I have not used this Pasture Pro before. It is supposed to kill everything but the grass. Have a lot of moss. Need to lime again and then fertilize.
The farm looks so fresh today thickly carpeted with Spring's bright green blanket dotted with sunny daffodil blooms. Hazel, the lady that used to own the farm, lovingly tended the large garden in front of the house full of daffodils and iris's. I am sure these bulbs could be over 50 years old if that is possible. The unfortunate thing is that many do not bloom, so I am thinking I need to dig and divide. Not something I look forward to so that is probably why it hasn't been done yet.
We have some new visitors! Wood ducks! I spotted them eating some leftover corn yesterday and didn't know quite what they were but luckily had the camera for a quick shot. They flew to a corner in the pond and when I tried to find them, they left the farm. They don't have a loud quacking noise; instead they emit a little animal noise. Today they bravely pecked at some kernels scattered between the rocks in the barn driveway. I was surprised considering the resident serial murderer is always lurking nearby, ready for his next kill.
I contacted my excavator this morning to once again remind him that my outdoor riding arena needs to be completed. It has been a year since we removed the topsoil and put down the crush-n-run. He needs to work on an area that puddles before I add my limestone layer and then the river rock sand. I was trying to find some railroad ties but have failed so I am thinking of laying posts around the edges, that way if I am ever blessed with a roof overhead, then I can use the posts elsewhere and build another paddock. Supposedly he will be here next week sometime. Wow, will I finally be able to ride Blue on some good footing? We shall see! I renewed my membership with USEA just in case. I would love for both us to get back into showing. It has been over a year since Blue and I jumped and competed. August 2007. Such a long time ago...