|stepping pad so the gate can open and you don’t have to stand in the mud.|
I went out and did a few things with the tractor yesterday. I had left it in the middle of the driveway with a bucket load of gravel. I had a little bit of gravel left, about 1 yard, and used it to make a stepping spot so you can get off the concrete and open the new fence gate. I also made a walkway so you can get to the barn lot gate without getting muddy. I really do hope it is going to rain soon and this will be a needed feature. The barn lot gets sloppy but I am hoping the gutters and downspout and drain make this much better. Only actual rain for a few days and weeks will really make it known if this is the fix or else I need another ditch on this side of the barn with another drain line down to the front ditch. We would like the area to not be a solid mud pit, but it is just a little soil over an entire rock bluff so not a lot of natural drainage.
I forgot to shut the chicken run human door and the horses pushed it open and went into the run. The only real problem with this is the door will shut behind them and then they are stuck! I went out to get eggs and there they were stuck. The funny part is they cannot get to any chicken food just the grass in the run. They went out with a little coaxing.