October 02, 2015
Mud and Muck....Welcome to the East Coast!!!
The barn yard has some drainage issues we will have to work on. It didn't take long for the area to turn into a mucky mess.
Standing water in the storage shed leanto will most likely be where we install a french drain to get the water moving away. The out buildings all need gutters too. I'm also researching gravel, sand and grids that can help with drainage in heavy traffic areas.
The east has had a lot of rain lately and more to come with the hurricane out in the ocean. At least it's showing our problems early so we can get a hold of them before icky winter weather comes in with ice storms.
I've been letting Dani on the pastures since they have good drainage at least and are dryer than the barnyard. Once this truly become a sacrifice area it will be good to let her hooves dry out when it's icky like this. The stalls are staying pretty dry at least but she doesn't want to stay in one for too long.
One of the fence posts had little yellow fungus growing. Oh the joy of being back on the east coast where there is more moisture. We'll get the situations solved and I'm keeping an eye on Dani's hooves. There isn't much we can do at this point since the rain just keeps coming. At least it's only one problem area thus far. The rest of the property seems to drain quite well.