The last winter has been so terribly wet and turned all paddocks into mud that we decided to have the horses in a shelter and feed them rather than having them wading through mud and effectively thrashing the paddocks.

We orded a horse shelter kitset from Outpost and while we were onto that one, we also got a new chook house kitset to replace the old playhouse that has been serving as a chook house since we moved here.

Progress has been made, the chook house is now finished and the horse shelter is in progress. Yay!

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