Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 - Evens Rock!

I am an honest-to-goodness even  (ask any R-MWC/RC alum), and I can feel 2012's awesomeness already.  Great things seem to happen in the even years - my birth (wink, wink), all graduations, one of my two children,  World Equestrian Games, and the Olympics - just to name a few!!!  Except for the onslaught of negative media that accompanies presidential campaigns, even years tend to bring great progress & excitement, and I suspect 2012 will be no different!

The biggest thing going on at the farm right now is getting this Pony B&B going - construction always takes twice as long as anticipated, and except for Gretchen Yahn, I don't think there are very many type A's in the business.  So, I am trying to be patient as the engineers work out the final details.  In the meantime, here are a few pictures of the progress to date, which has mostly consisted of moving a lot of dirt and building Bruce the pond he has always wanted ;).

So far, lots of dirt . . .

Bruce's new pond and road

The view from Bruce's new road :) 

View from the back - look closely for the stake on the left - rear corner of the barn.  You can also find the pile of old water lines that of course ran right under the new barn - which meant twice as much digging and laying all new pipe - typical!

My reflective photo - Barney and Glory's new run-in shed of 2011!  She finally went in when it got down to single digits this week with 30 mph wind - silly ponies!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

We hope all of our family and friends have had a wonderful Christmas, a restful holiday break, and a joyful start to the new year!  We are looking forward to all that 2012 has in store for us and wish everyone the very best!