Saturday, April 5, 2008

Progress on the Parelli Play Lot

Some of you know that Rich and I started working on, what we call the Parelli Play Lot, a couple years ago. Well, it’s been slowly coming along as we work around weather, time, energy and resources (money). If we could have earned $5 for every rock we picked up, we could pay off our mortgage.

We have all the parts and pieces to build an exact duplicate of a Parelli carwash, as well as a collection of old tractor tires to build pedestals and other obstacles, and some logs.

One large area will be the arena at the road end of the field. There may a water fountain in the pond, we’ll have to see how that goes. And today we purchased a picnic table at Costco!

We’re excited. It should be nearly done by mid-summer! I hope you can come and play!

Tilling the Weeds

The horses are a great help

Bulldozing the pond

Rocks for the pond

Cortez the Pond Turtle that we picked up on Cortez, Colorado on our way home from the 2007 PNH conference

The Sequoia Tree 2007

Rich mowing the field today!

1 comment:

erik said...

You look like a natural on that tractor Pat. I grew up on my grandfathers farm and I was the driver on his little Farmall Cub tractor. You had to crank it to get it started! Hows that! My grandfather had a small 100 acre farm, he also held an 8-5 hour a day job. There were 8-10 Herford cattle and one Jersey for milk cream and home made butter, a dozen or so white faced sheep, new chicks every year,some white turkeys that really did not do so well! They were fond memories for me. I wish my children had grown up on a farm it sure is a different and hard working 24 hour a day job! Sorry for the long post Pat, I could have rambled on for hours on the things that happened on that little farm. ernie.