Moving to new property

Well, after living in Austin for all of my life the city has grown too big for me. My land that I bought 20 years ago is now surrounded by subdivisions and riding requires loading the horses and hauling to someplace without major traffic. I have bought 20 acres of raw land in Fischer and have sold the clinic to my friend, Wes, who owns the convenience store next door. This particular piece of property in Fischer is right next to my cousins and they are really helping me to get it to where I can move out. When I say this is raw land I mean really raw. It did not even have an entrance much less a road. With the exception of some pasture land on the far back half it was pretty much covered in cedar. I am not talking about little cedar bushes, I am talking about huge cedar trees the size of a small house. When I talked to my neighbor about clearing the middle portion I was surprised to hear him quote a much smaller price for clearing verses clearing and stacking. I promptly chose the clearing only price figuring that with my truck and my cousin’s tractor we could certainly cover the stacking. This has proved to be one of many misconceptions. More of cedar stacking later. Madalyn

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About Madalyn Ward, DVM

This blog provides information based on my unique take on horse health and well being. The articles are based on experience of treating and working with horses for over 40 years. In most cases the articles are focused on an holistic approach to health and management. When conventional medicine offers good research or therapy, I share this information as well. Madalyn Ward, DVM

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  1. syeh

    Hey Madalyn,

    Sounds like quite the adventure. Misconceptions indeed! Having moved out to the country 6 years ago onto a piece of dilapidated farmland, I know what you mean! It takes so much time, love, and effort, but it’s so worth it. We’ve just finished a 3-year fencing project (it took 3 years because we chose to do all the labor ourselves–why is it when you think about putting in new fence you don’t think about the fact that you have to first tear out the old? Ours was so old that it sunk into the ground 12 inches and was probably there when the Donner party took their little jaunt!) and it’s so exhausting yet so satisfying. Good luck on your new place and can’t wait to hear more, see pics, and cheer you on!


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