"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Shoveled More Manure Than You Can Shake A Stick At

The project:
Mega manure shoveling (stall cleanout)

2 hours

Why bother?
Plenty of detail about the origins of this project are posted here. But today I spent extra time because I wanted to get the stalls cleaned up to make future daily cleanups easier. The last renters didn't clean them out, clearly for MONTHS if not YEARS. I spent an hour in each of two stall/corral enclosures today and managed to muck them back to the dirt floors, sweating and singing all the way. I WISH I'd taken before and after pictures! WHY don't I think of the camera at times like these?

Worth it?
Yes - Part way through I confess that I wondered why I was doing it given that there isn't a ride in trade at this point. My ride gets around, but isn't ready for a saddle again yet. But I waved that off, and enjoyed the wonder that is a big project well done.

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