The straw is in the barn. I got a great deal, 28 bales = 1 ton for a cost of $60. Right here so I only had to drive 4 miles. I unloaded them into the old sheep area and broke open 7 bales to cover the barn floor to a much greater depth. I have about 6 inches of straw over the entire floor. Plenty of left over to get us through the winter, hopefully there will be some leftover for next year.
I rehung the main entrance gate into the barn lot. It keeps coming loose on the top hinge. I took a hose clamp and an old metal door latch I used as a shim. Hopefully, this will keep the hinge piece from sliding down. I scrounged around for the metal pieces to fix the grain bin door in the barn. I just need to drill a hole in the pipe. I am using a little wire to hold things together initially. If this works then I will make a permanent change.
Annmarie wanted handles on both sides of the doors. The easiest fix was to drill holes in the door, hand size, that can be used. I still need to drill a handle in the large outer hay room door.
I scraped the last of the sheep manure pile away from the barn lot fence. I also scraped down the high spot in the barn lot near the gate. This makes a decent pile of soil that I can use to start building up the back hillside terracing.
I also scraped the upper front creek clean of mud and vegetable matter. I have one 10 foot section on the upper side that needs some hand digging still.
Big surprise, I still need to finish some fencing.