Sunday, February 10, 2008

Any Port in a Storm

I felt guilty lying in our warm bed last night while the rain and wind pelted around outside. The thought of Tonka huddled lonely and miserable under the pine trees rendered me sleepless for almost an hour. We have ordered a run-in shelter from Noble Panels, but it won't arrive for another week or so. In the meantime I was hoping that the trees would provide enough shelter, but we weren't expecting the torrential conditions they are calling for over the next few days. This afternoon the men of the house (one permanent, one temporary) helped me to jerry-rig some plywood and a tarp around the trees to reduce the wind and the rain a little. It ain't pretty, but it's effective. For all my belief that horses can survive just fine without the warmths and comforts we humans crave, I will certainly sleep better tonight. And even better when this arrives, no doubt:


dt said...

I see that plywood sheets give the walls their rigidity, but is the roof composed of plywood as well?

dp said...

The roof is steel and it comes along with the package. The nice thing about these products is that they're modular, so we can insert this single unit into a larger structure down the road.