I spent a couple of hours today working towards getting all of the blankets organized for the season. Notice I said "working towards" getting organized. As I was sorting through the first few piles of blankets re-labeling them with names and then distributing them to the appropriate location my mind started to wander. I don't mind handling clean horse blankets, but I loathe dragging around dirty horse blankets. I don't know why but I think horse blankets have some special membrane that attracts and retains dirt and grime, and all of that dirt and grime winds up on me.
As I continued on with my self conversation about dreading all of the dirty horse blankets in my future I had one of those "if money were no object" thoughts. I decided if money were no object I would hire someone whose only job was to carry around dirty horse blankets so I never had to do it again. I don't really mind putting the dirty blankets on the horse since I can kind of swing them on the horse while mostly avoiding contact. I really mind carrying an armload of dirty blankets out to the pasture as it is inevitable I wind up coated in whatever is on this blankets. One day, when I reach that point in my life where money is no object, I will post a help wanted ad for my very own carrier of dirty horse blankets.
I relayed my thoughts to Jason and asked him what he would have if money were no object. Originally he said he would have an unlimited gravel budget. Between our driveway, the barnyard areas, around the water troughs, by the hay feeders and around the gates in the pastures we have well over 50 loads of gravel spread around the farm (we aren't sure exactly how many because we finally stopped counting). We're about to add another five loads this week to replace some gravel in a few areas and we would really like to have about 15 more loads. The unlimited gravel budget was sounding nice.
Upon further reflection Jason said to forget the unlimited gravel budget and he would just pave everything. Pave the driveway, pave around the gates, pave around the water troughs, pave the barnyard areas, pave in the hay barns, pave where the hay feeders go in each pasture. There would be nothing on our farm but grass and concrete.
Surely I am not the only person that has these types of musings? If money were no object what would you have?
Winston, Lotus and Faune
Traveller and Maisie
Walden and Fabrizzio
Lucky and O'Reilly
Stormy and Rampal
Noble and Fabrizzio
Murphy and Wiz
Sam doing some post-meal licking