|Long, dusty country roads|
|Drifts of milo|
|Right out our bedroom window|
|Sunrise over tank batteries|
What is close to us, and which I can't wait to explore with the ponies is an absolutely gorgeous "dead mile" - well, not really a dead mile, since there's actually no track. It's more a huge, unfenced swath of rolling prairie that stretches for a mile north and a couple miles(?) east.
|Just screams, "Come ride here!" doesn't it?|
This gate is just over a mile up the road to the north. T knows the owner and I'm crossing my fingers and planning a neighborly delivery of fresh baked goods that he won't mind if we leave a few hoofprints across it.
I'm guessing we'll scare up at least a few of deer, too. For sure, there's no shortage.
Next trip down we work on corrective fencing and pony-proofing the barn area. The existing fence is barb-wire, so the plan is to run electric around the inside perimeter to keep them off of it. There are some trees that need to be trimmed up, and a few deadfalls that need to be cleared.
|Barn, northeast side|
The metal building is an old granary/equipment storage space. It's sound and appears to need only minimal cleaning out, but I haven't done too much poking around inside yet.
|Barn, northwest side|