I am terrible at procrastination. I seem to have a constant list of small jobs which need doing but something more important comes up and after all they can always be done tomorrow. Last weekend though I had a free day and made the most of it to get some yard chores done.
My jumps have been lying in the field for the last few weeks – unusable because the ground is so slippery. I have been wanting to get them put away – obviously I don’t want them to rot!
As is almost always the case it turned out to be a much smaller job than I had anticipated and didn’t take long at all. They are still outside but they are not sitting in the wet any more which is the main thing. Hopefully I will get around to painting them this winter.
I also managed to get the yard properly cleaned and swept. I keep it pretty clean anyway but the ponies are always tracking in mud which needs scraping off every so often. Again,something I have been putting off for a while!
Lastly I filled the water trough. Obviously, it always has water in it but if I am in a hurry – and I usually am – I just make sure that there is enough in it to last the day. It takes quite a long time to fill the whole thing but it does mean it won’t need doing again for a few days.
It is incredible satisfying to get the yard chores done. Having the afternoon to do them all made me feel like a proper equestrian!