Monday, October 19, 2009

Nice Day At Last

So I Managed Some Much Ignored Chores

As I am having a bit of surgery tomorrow, I needed to do some tidying up in the house--which I did off and on, but it was such a lovely day out!

I put a hoof boot on shoeless Tucker so he could go out to play, then started sorting through the pile of blankets and sheets collecting in the barn. Some of them were total losses, so ripped I doubt even a master blanket mender could save them. Several flysheets, because of the fabric weave simply do not repair anyhow. I found the ones I could mend and proceeded to mend them right away, cursing my sewing machine when the bobbin ran out and I had to wind a new one and change it. (Took too many pieces out when I did and had to put it all back together, figuring it out as I went along. *sigh*)

That done, I then headed out to the pasture to take the Boys' sheets off as the temperatures were up into the low 60'sF. When Toby and Tucker saw me near Chance, they came galloping over at top speed, I guess looking for treats--although I had none. Anyhow, it made it easier to take their sheets off as I didn't have to go after them.

Then I came back inside for some more chores, puttered around outside again, and the day slipped by. Just before I went out for evening feed, Scott, my farrier, called to tell me he'd be by later to put Tuck's shoe back on. That meant I needed to finish clearing out the useless horse clothing and cart the garbage bags down to the bin by the road. I had quite a load, I fear. Chance is a master of totally destroying a sheet if it ends up on the ground, and at least three of them were in shreds. But, they are gone now and just about all the ones left are useful.

I put orange sheets on the Boys for the night and tomorrow. I'll see how warm it's going to get but since I will be at the hospital for a good part of the day, I'll have to decide in the morning whether or not to leave them "dressed."

Scott was here about 7PM. He put Tucker's shoe back on. Now if it will only stay on....*sigh*


  1. I know what you mean about trashed sheets and blankets. It's a wonder how they manage to destroy them beyond repair.

    Good luck with your surgery tomorrow.

  2. My next presie from hubby is a sewing machine. I do not know how to use it. But I will pretty soon. I am sure it is not rocket science!

  3. Anonymous6:57 AM

    Good luck with the surgery - hope all goes well. I don't know how to sew - I don't know if I'll ever learn although it would be useful. I know about those ripped sheets and blankets - I've been pretty lucky so far and I have a good blanket repair service.

  4. Nothing like a good clean out to make one feel good! I know what you mean about the fly sheets. It pays to buy good ones with a tough fabric as it's impossible to repair the ripped ones. All mending here is done by hand; my sewing machine is in the basement in Colorado.

    Good luck on your surgery tomorrow!

  5. Best wishes for the surgery--I hope all goes well.

    Thankfully, Izzy does not tear up blankets. Yet. I don't envy you the task of fixing them.