Our neighbor called a few weeks ago, asking if we wanted the hayfield cut and baled. Hay cutting was very late this year, some farmers are still cutting hay this week. We agreed that if it didn't rain after he cut it, there wouldn't be enough regrowth to support my horses over the winter.
I didn't find any fencing that needed to be repaired. Last year I had to repair a few spots.
Then I gathered up all the osage oranges on the ground behind the barn and tossed them into a small fenced area that the horses can't access. Some folks say that too many of them will cause colic; others say they aren't a problem. I prefer to err on the side of caution.
I have happy horses.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a