Today’s the Day!

This post was started Saturday so just pretend like it’s still Saturday, OK?

The boys are on their way from Oklahoma.  Michael (the livestock transporter) called early this morning to say they were all headed south.

His son went with him on this trip to help and he decided to help catch the boys to get them loaded.  They were already in a containment pen in the barn but they’re agile and quick and it wasn’t quite as easy as Jeremy thought it would be.  Michelle said that Michael just watched the show and took pictures.

Baby Ray fit in his crate just fine and is riding in the back of the pickup truck.

By my calculations, they should be somewhere close to about half way here by now.  With this new time, it’s hard for me to tell when it will be dark.  Lol.   But, I think they will be here before then.

Chris came home for the weekend and he’s been helping his Dad.  Don even let him “drive” the tractor—-with a lot of hands-on help.  Aren’t they cute?

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The gravel for the shed floor was delivered this morning and has been spread out.  Don was able to get discarded conveyer belts from work to cover the gravel with.  It should make a good temporary flooring.  My plan is to replace the belt with some sand on top of the gravel to help it compact better and then cover that with 2″ thick pavers.  The pavers are  a popular floor treatment for Alpaca barns.  We just flat ran out of time though and after we couldn’t find limestone or other crushed stone/rock  to use for the floor base, we had to go with gravel.

The arrow on the left points to the textured belt that will make great floor padding in the horse trailer.  The arrow on the right points to the smoother belt we'll use for a temporary floor covering.

The arrow on the left points to the textured belt that will make great floor padding in the horse trailer. The arrow on the right points to the smoother belt we’ll use for a temporary floor covering in the paca shed.

These belts are quite large and are so heavy they require some kind of lift to move them around.  I think they used a crane at work to load them on our trailer.  Don improvised with a length of chain attached to the bucket of the tractor.

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It took a circular saw to cut the pieces and by the time Don was finished the saw needed a new blade.  It was much easier to manage (weight wise) after the pieces were cut but it wasn’t something I could help with.  Here they are after laying the belt on the gravel.  I’d say they’re all tuckered out wouldn’t you?

Oh, my aching back!!!

Oh, my aching back!!!

 

He and Chris have been working on new water lines from the pump to the shed and a filter has been put on the pump.  I picked up some Alfalfa pellets today so I can make sure they get enough protein.  I sure hope this cash drain is going to slow down!

But, it’s all coming together!

SherylSigRedFinal2

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