Monthly Archives: April 2010

Horses Move to Town

From Dawn’s Diary, April 21, 2010 – The culmination of this odyssey came to fruition today. We brought the horses to Bear Creek Farm! I know they’ll miss the wide-open spaces that running on 300 acres has allowed, but they’re half wild after spending the winter mostly alone. Eddy really needs me to work on halter training every day.

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How to Get Water from the Pond to the Pasture

From Dawn’s Diary, April 20, 2010 – The irrigation pond is full so now we have to get the water onto the fields. We found a bit of underground pipe that seems to be working so the fastest thing to do is buy a bunch of hoses and sprinklers and tie into the pipes. Bought a 3hp pump. I wanted to go with 5hp but was overruled by the irrigation/electrician fellow we hired.

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Settled in to our new home

From Dawn’s Diary, April 14, 2010 – Settled in to our new home. Now the real work begins. This property has been overgrazed for decades; then left abandoned for more than a year as it moved through the foreclosure process. I love the location and I see the potential but we have lots to do. At least there is enough infrastructure (barn, fences, and such) to have the horses here.

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