It is becoming quite clear that living the ranch vicariously through the eyes of the team is going to make it difficult to generate enough crazy data to construct my daily diary entries. I am becoming convinced that I am going to have to resort to waterboarding and white noise torture !!! Whilst munching on their breakfast, between chomping on toast, peanut butter and jelly (yuk !!) I did manage to glean some details of Thursday on the ranch.
It seems that a beautiful rainbow settled over the pastures yesterday, since all the team are still here and working I think that we can disprove the pot of gold theory..though the leprechaun may still be lurking. It may have been said Leprechaun that persuaded big brother John to chip away the cement at the base of a roof bearing post instead of levelling the cement around the post. Ooops !!! remember Greg…no blame policy if the roof falls down !!
Poor John, not sure if he is looking for some time off but he really didn’t have to mallet his finger instead of the nail….I don’t think permanent damage has been inflicted but he did get the sympathy vote! The horse stalls have now been completely dismantled, countless rusty nails, yards of baling twine and some less than solid panels of sheetrock are going to make way for new four star accommodation for our equine friends. Now John has finished pulling them apart…he can look forward to re building them. How much longer before he escapes ??
Quatre went to work with the pressure washer to clean the rubber stall mats. Although she is never intimidated by hard work, we have discovered she does appear to have an aversion to digesting horse poo, pee and mud. Quatra’s quote of the day..”note to self, keep mouth closed when pressure washing rubber stall maps” something tells me that was a life lesson learnt ! Thanks Quatra .
Ginger still appears to be enjoying her farm experience and unfailingly returns from the barn wet cold dirty… and smiling. Her farm experiences before she came to Gentle Giant Meadows Ranch could not have prepared her for handling our wonderful Shires, the flock of sheep that think they are dogs and cows that like nothing more than a back scratch but her enthusiasm and willingness to learn have helped her confidence …I believe she is having fun.
Well, my time is up, the back police will be checking on me so I will go and walk some more circles !! Take care, keep safe, M