I’m happy to report that the weekend farmgirl ranch survived the recent California mountain drenching. As the news kept reporting mudslides on Hwy. 5 at Frazier Park, the images in my mind were of overflowing creeks and flooded barns. Turns out, the ranch got just a few drops of rain, just enough to knock down the dust.
With no storm cleanup needed, the immediate task at hand was to get the paddocks staked. We measured off 6 new paddocks between Bunkhouse #1 and the small animal barn which you can see in the distance. We’ll keep our riding horses here and will be remodeling the barn to hold the chicken coop and the small animals.The small animal barn is my favorite. At first look we thought we would be giving this barn a major overhaul but I love its rich history. Built in the 1920’s, you can see that many small animals have spent their cold winter nights cozying up inside here. Call me crazy, but I love the smell of this barn. Since I grew up living at the horse stable, its “eau du parfum” brings back wonderful memories for me. I can’t wait to fill it up with some new farm animals and make new memories.