So No Riding
And no heavy work, which means that the barn chores are kind of building up. However, the Boys are spending most of their time out in the "pasture" nibbling on whatever little bits of grass are starting to appear, so the stalls are not dreadful. I pick a little here and there, but there is work to be done.
And next week, I have scheduled some riding lessons, so I need to get the arena in shape as well. Mostly tractor work there.
But better news for me is that my lawn tractor/mower is back from repair, and despite my fears that I had blown up the engine, it is OK!! It turns out the starter had gone bad and that had somehow messed up the running and finally, with its complete "death" kept me from starting the engine again.
I've grown rather fond of the old Bolens over the years. It really is a good tractor and can manage some pretty heavy weeds, including the pasture.
And, I still have large chunks of tree trunk on the back lawn. No one has yet stepped forward to saw it all up. I keep hoping someone who needs firewood will put in the effort. Otherwise, I might be able to arrange things into a nice lawn sculpture.
Anyone have any bright ideas? I can move some of the pieces with the front end loader, but the bigger ones may just have to stay in place.