OK, Big plans for this Spring.........These are the things on our list of purchases from trusty Farm n' Fleet next week. I'm going to re-seed the pasture. Of course this will piss the girls off as Misty is still pining away at the pasture, although it's currently filled with snow and ice, but I plan on re-seeding with a horse pasture seed mix, may have to look around a bit for the right mix, but as soon as this winter breaks and ground has thawed, we will get right to it. The de-thatcher as well as for weeds, but I'm hoping this will help in riding arena/training pen as well to soften up and loosen ground. Not sure about that one, may have to re-think that plan. What I really need is sand in that area, but I worry as in the Winter, I extend the paddock by opening riding area so the girls have more room to stretch, which then means I will have to change feeding habits as often we just throw hay out there and if it's sand, can't do that. It wouldn't be such the problem as I generally feed hay in their big hay feeder, but on nights when I work, Steve feeds and does not go into paddock with the horses by his own choice and my request as he did once when I had a little feisty two year old that walloped him in the head once. Steve is not a horse person by any means. There is, however another piece of equipment that might just work to dredge things up, much heavier with big square claws, but wasn't priced. I will have to ask about that one. We'll have to see as Spring really starts to approach. It's easy enough for me during warm months and after big spring clean up to keep horse area clean, the hard part is the goats. They waste so much hay and I see them now stand on a one foot pile of frozen old hay. Last year, I buried the rented bobcat in the goat pen and we had to get creative on that clean up. Smelly little buggers!