Hi, Dinah. I arrived in this album from the Jewelry Ring. It looks like lovely country where you live. Thanks for sharing all the pictures - of everything! Harry, your jewelry, your studio . . . it's wonderful to see it all and to feel your passion for it all. Thanks again. Enjoy your day! Karen - Karen Haley | www.joyfulvintagejewelry.com, Tue, 25 Aug 2009 8:50PM
enlarge 32KB, 640x480 1 Rt. 63 N in Batavia, just before the Oatka Milk Plant, my truck at 30mph and in 4wd, started skidding to the left-there was an 84 Lumber on the left with a chain link fence, a milk truck coming at me, a telephone pole, speed sign, and field to the right.
enlarge 35KB, 640x480 2 I turned in the direction of the skid to the left, it came back and I let it just drift into the field, hoping I didn't hit anyone or a sign or telephone pole. It took about 3 minutes of sitting there wondering how I was going to get out of the field, as the traffic was quite heavy. I took it out of high 4WD, and put it in Low 4WD and drove out, then went into the milk plant just ahead on the right and called work and told them I was not going to be coming into work. LOL. If it was that bad going to work at noon, then coming home at 5pm was going to be worse. It took me 1 1/2 hours to get home, 4WD high and 30mph. One truck coming at me on 246 (my road), was crawling along and started to skid into my lane, and I was still having trouble just getting home.
enlarge 37KB, 640x480 3 Dec 15, 2013 been snowing since November 30th.
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enlarge 88KB, 720x449 8 12x12 8' long beams from the barn on 4" patio pavers. These are all trotting poles for Harry to help with rhythm, engagement and tempo. He walks over them, and trots over them.
enlarge 91KB, 640x536 9 This one is for coming back in after ride.
enlarge 62KB, 640x507 10 Back field-way out there, started getting holes and very hard, so I moved all the beams, one by one with the tractor and a chain and dragged them down closer to the arena.
enlarge 57KB, 720x431 11 Two beams, and one 9" round pole on a 20m circle. These are all trotting poles for Harry. These help with rhythm, engagement, and tempo, and the small rectangle in the front will be for a little ditch. He loves doing this kind of thing.
enlarge 117KB, 640x577 12 Everything is staked with rebar hammered into the ground. I can stand on them and they don't move. They are all up off the ground about 4".
enlarge 117KB, 555x640 13 Beam with rounded front.
enlarge 45KB, 720x393 14 Trotting poles, four of them, then a little one 2 strides from that. This helps with adjustability and transitions.
enlarge 82KB, 640x524 15 These poles are all 12' 4x4's on 4" pavers, until I get bolted 4x4's on them. The first one is 10'.
enlarge 111KB, 640x609 16 Coming home trotting pole.
enlarge 86KB, 640x476 17 Large Dressage Arena and for show jumping at my old farm in MD. Little Stone Cottage Farm.
enlarge 102KB, 640x469 18 Stone wall and table between trees
enlarge 77KB, 640x442 19 front field showing bank
enlarge 113KB, 640x505 20 finished ditch with tree limbs
enlarge 119KB, 640x443 21 smaller ditch begun
enlarge 105KB, 640x430 22 between trees fences of riddling racks and curved barrel staves in back field
enlarge 93KB, 640x476 23 small water jump with standards at end to add poles
enlarge 87KB, 720x447 24 Bank Jump and canoe with rails over
enlarge 111KB, 640x519 25 3'3" coop and tires
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enlarge 79KB, 576x432 27 Early August Morning before storms
enlarge 49KB, 576x432 28 pasture/field
enlarge 54KB, 576x432 29 Calm before the storm
enlarge 69KB, 576x432 30 Dressage arena on left, standing at short side of large pasture.
enlarge 65KB, 576x432 31 Exercise field for Harry. Posts and Beams from the old barn I brought out here to make a walk/trot/canter exercise area for Harry to have a break from the arena. He loves to come out here and play. These have all been moved to down towards the barn and arena area.
enlarge 56KB, 576x408 32 Everything is pretty small, it's not the height that is important, it's for engagement, rhythm, tempo at all three gaits, and fun. Most of them are about 18" to 2', and the ditch is about 4' wide.
enlarge 64KB, 576x432 33 Another view.
enlarge 86KB, 576x432 34 the ditch. He loves this.
enlarge 72KB, 576x432 35 my truck out in the field. I had to bring out some of the rocks and rebar to stabilize the posts so they wouldn't move
enlarge 79KB, 576x432 36 The log is on a slope, so he has to lengthen or shorten his stride depending on the direction.
enlarge 95KB, 576x520 37 Just a series of extra pieces for him to walk over or trot over.
enlarge 47KB, 576x432 38 Dec. 7, 2008 Sunday. Wind is 45mph and it's about 3 degrees out. Facing North to my pasture.
enlarge 21KB, 576x365 39 Facing East. Can't even see Geneseo-8 miles away.
enlarge 23KB, 576x398 40 Small barn-Harry is inside for the day. I could barely get the door open.
enlarge 21KB, 576x411 41 Facing South.
enlarge 23KB, 576x364 42 South. Trailer needs to be packed but not today. All the poles and trees are permanently bent over because of the wind.
enlarge 67KB, 576x528 43 Facing West showing old barn almost dismantled. Next year there won't be a wind break from those two buildings, so I'm sure it will be really fun.
enlarge 45KB, 576x432 44 Facing North.
enlarge 42KB, 576x353 45 Here is an extraordinary long load of 19 axles parked by the field at my farm. These types of loads pass here because this particular stretch of road connecting roads from Canada to Interstate 390 are free from over passes,low hanging wires and congested areas.
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enlarge 51KB, 576x470 48 Moving off after checking tires and chains. This load had 2 State Police escorts front and rear, and 3 Escort vehicles in front of those and behind. This is a very heavy piece of machinery for the wind mills. I've always been fascinated with these wide/oversize/long loads. I had my truck briefly with Daily, which is one of the oldest oversize hauling companies in NA.
enlarge 48KB, 576x430 49 Most horses would be freaking out with a 38 axle tractor trailer and 4 escort vehicles, lights blinking, right next to him. These things are enormous! I was just happy it didn't roll off down into the field.