Bedded and Shedded
November 19, 2016, 9:11 pm
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November 19, 2016

After a cold rainy day, the snow is starting to swirl on the wind. The icy pellets stung my cheeks as I did chores tonight. It was nice to be in the warm barns feeding and caring for the animals. The pigs were all nestling down into their straw beds as I shut the doors and turned out the lights. The horses quietly munched on their hay as they stood knee deep in fresh bedding.

The cats were licking their paws and our dog laid in the hay watching me as I finished chores. I swept the aisle and hung up the broom. I sat down next to the dog and petted him on the head. I sat in silence, reflecting upon the last several days.

All of our farm equipment has been cleaned, lubricated and put away. Even the equipment that we will be using in the coming months has been given a space indoors for winter. I managed to store my horse drawn farm tools all together in my shop close to the horse barn. I can easily get out the pieces that I want to use and put them away when done.

The cows and sheep have been moved to their winter pastures. The horses have now started their rotation where they are inside at night and outside during the day. These cold nasty nights, when the winds and snows buffet the buildings , it is very peaceful to watch the animals enjoy the warmth of stall and stable. I listen to them chew, pet the dog and take comfort in knowing they are all bedded and shedded.

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Hi great blog.
I saw yesterday your logging movie from Rural Heritage on You Tube. Now i have a question do you want send us some pictures and maybe sizes from your logcart. Because i want to try build 1 an start in the forest with my horses.
We live in Sweden so there is a lot off forest.
Greetings Dimitry

Comment by mdbogers

Dimitry, I will send you whatever information that you need. My cart serves me very well. I will even offer a few modifications for you to consider. Thank you for the kind words. I am excited for you to take your horses into the forest. Logging with a cart will increase your ability and with it, your profits.

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Hi Ralph thanks for your quik answer maybe you can send some stuff i should need to build it to my email mdbogers@hotmail.com.
Thanks alot
Greetings Dimitry

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