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  1. Aha, I think I found the 4 x 6 at Home Depot....

    Aha, I think I found the 4 x 6 at Home Depot. Must have been in the wrong area!
  2. Unfortunately cedar is way out of our budget....

    Unfortunately cedar is way out of our budget. That would be my first choice. Cypress would be interesting but I haven't seen it in our area. A guy putting in our posts said he no longer cements them...
  3. Opinions on types of wood treatment for wood fence posts?

    Hi all,

    We are buying fence posts imminently. I'm a little confused by the wood post options. CCA treated posts from Tractor Supply can't be used for residential but OK for ag use? Is that the old...
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    Not sure if I was the "other lady asking to see...

    Not sure if I was the "other lady asking to see horses brought out" but I did. They were quite honest about the vet records and if they were asked about anything in particular (like "is that from an...
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    Just a correction to Couture's list: #13 Hedy...

    Just a correction to Couture's list: #13 Hedy Lamarr was not in foal. They announced it during the auction and preview. Super nice mare and still under value, but I think if she was in foal she would...
  6. Excellent! Thank you 2Dogs! This is what I hope...

    Excellent!
    Thank you 2Dogs! This is what I hope for the future of my barn if we decide to wait/pass on the concrete aisle.
    I did touch base with the pole building guy luckily this morning right...
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    Malinda, so kind of you to offer. I am so sorry...

    Malinda, so kind of you to offer. I am so sorry about the farm and I hope you go on to a good new chapter in your career.

    Do you happen to know how long buyers will have to transport the horses...
  8. Pole barn building pad - help needed on type of stone

    Hi all,

    Looking for opinions on the stone/screenings for a pole barn building pad. We're building on top of 3' above grade compacted clay (no water coming in from our flat as a pancake property,...
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    Yes, I agree! Silvia and the whole KD team were...

    Yes, I agree! Silvia and the whole KD team were exceedingly professional and wonderful people. This news just bummed me out so much that what David Beattie and Kevin built for so many years becomes...
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    And epowers is right, Annabell Lee is approved...

    And epowers is right, Annabell Lee is approved Hannoverian and I believe received the highest score at the site at her AHS inspection (I spoke with the former owner about her). She used to be owned...
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    The horses are being sold because one of the...

    The horses are being sold because one of the owners died, not because they were unsuccessful as a business per se. The owner who died was a former investment banker and I imagine that estate is...
  12. Our pole barn guy said we should plan for a 4'...

    Our pole barn guy said we should plan for a 4' wood kickwall on the outside of our pole building under a leanto attached to the building for a run in. As it is, we have run out of money for a leanto...
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    We are just beginning to build out our lot. We...

    We are just beginning to build out our lot. We have an estimate for $10k for a 75 x 200 with up to 1' of imported clay, grading and compacting clay sub-base and 6" of leveled lime screenings. Plan is...
  14. ECBS, if the transaction fee is less than a...

    ECBS, if the transaction fee is less than a dollar, how does the amount end up to 1% of the BO's revenue? I just don't quite understand I guess. Wouldn't 10 boarders paying be $10 to pay their 10...
  15. I can understand the appeals of Dutch doors but...

    I can understand the appeals of Dutch doors but have heard many negatives too related to sagging, stability problems, horses trying to jump through the top (including someone's 8 month pregnant mare...
  16. Having lived in Germany where electronic payments...

    Having lived in Germany where electronic payments were ubiquitous and personal checks almost don't exist (and this was 15 years ago!), electronic payments don't bother me at all and seem way more...
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    Thank you goodhors for the detailed reply! I...

    Thank you goodhors for the detailed reply! I appreciate hearing all those details of your management. You have confirmed some things I was leaning towards and given me more food for thought.

    I...
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    The extension stuff I have read so far said it...

    The extension stuff I have read so far said it can be grazed as long as the roots of the grass are holding it. No need to wait 2 years before grazing. I'm sure that would be better if you were just...
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    How to best convert cornfield to pasture?

    Hi all,

    We just closed on our 11 acre lot and are building a modular home on it! Very exciting. We'll have large cornfield where the house, barn and pasture will go. The farmer left it as is after...
  20. Your home and farm are gorgeous, bkkone! Best of...

    Your home and farm are gorgeous, bkkone! Best of luck to you!
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    I have boarded at more economical places and more...

    I have boarded at more economical places and more pricey places and definitely feel like there is more "full service" implied with higher general pricing. At my current barn, they do charge for...
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    I just got a quote from the guy quoting my new...

    I just got a quote from the guy quoting my new well installation to run a lateral to the barn (50' from the house) and install a frost free hydrant in the barn with shut off in the house (he seemed...
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    This thread is particularly interesting to me...

    This thread is particularly interesting to me because I am planning my barn in earnest as we get ready to close on an 11 acre raw land purchase. Very exciting but OFMG (whoever said it) is right....
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    wildlifer, Most of the barns I've been at have...

    wildlifer,
    Most of the barns I've been at have had tractors that are at least 30 years old, some have been 50+. I worked at a farm with a tractor from the 50s that had an exposed PTO that I was...
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    NancyM, I just saw your reply. I was thinking...

    NancyM, I just saw your reply.
    I was thinking the mid-size squares rather than the enormous rounds, so your suggestion is helpful.

    Thanks!
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