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Week 3 of Barn 1 Construction Complete

by on Oct.10, 2010, under Uncategorized

Front of the New Barn

Front of the New Barn

Side of the Barn with the Metal On and Windows In

Side of the Barn with the Metal On and Windows In

Hallway of the Barn

Hallway of the Barn

New Stall Fronts

New Stall Fronts

The barn is continuing to move along. The remainder of the main portion of the barn was framed this past week. The metal was put on the roof and along one side of the barn. The windows on the side opposite of the existing barn were also installed. Patrick, his dad, and a friend, Chad, put in the stall fronts on Saturday. On Sunday, Patrick began the wiring in the barn which he will continue to work on Monday and Tuesday. So the work goes on as we begin week four of construction.

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Wowed at WEG!!

by on Oct.10, 2010, under Uncategorized

Erica, Patrick, Rosemary, and Matthew

Erica, Patrick, Rosemary, and Matthew

The young horse lovers we took with us, Sarah and Shelby.

The young horse lovers we took with us, Sarah and Shelby.

Thanks to a generous boarder Patrick and I were able to have the wonderful opportunity to experience great seats at the show jumping at WEG on Friday night. IT WAS AMAZING!!!! We were also lucky to be able to sit with another boarder, Rosemary, pictured above with her husband Matthew. We had a great time. I was in awe of the athletes in competition.

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The Higginbothams Take on WEG…Yes…all of us!!

by on Oct.03, 2010, under Uncategorized

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The intelligent parents that Patrick and I are, we chose the coldest day in the past four months to take our three small children to WEG. As we stood in line for the shuttle in the 50 degree weather and spitting rain, I questioned myself as to why we chose this day. Despite the weather, we had a great time touring the exhibits and taking in the trade show. The kids had a great time in the Alltech Kidzone petting the penguin and eating free Dippin Dots. We did not take in any events since we had all three kids. We plan on doing that later in the week. Hopefully everyone else will have the opportunity to experience WEG!!

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Week 2 of Barn 1 Construction

by on Sep.29, 2010, under Uncategorized

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The building crew has been very productive the past three days. They have framed the barn and put on all the trusses. Since no cement trucks have come, this week has not been near as exciting for the kids, but now that it is looking like a barn, it is probably more exciting for their dad and mom!! Bradley and the guys will continue the progress today and tomorrow. Have a great day.

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The Celebrities of Bittersweet Acres

by on Sep.23, 2010, under Uncategorized

Click on the link below to see Texas and Krista representing Bittersweet Acres well on the University of Kentucky’s WEG page. Also Caitlin Russell’s horse, Red, remains in contention for the Secretariat look-a-like. Audrey recently had one of her photos published as the cover of the Daily Racing Form. It was the top selling colt thus far of the Keeneland yearling sale.

http://www.uky.edu/weg/new.html

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Day 4 of Barn 1 Construction

by on Sep.23, 2010, under Uncategorized

I was in Louisville helping to care for my sister today. So I was unable to get any pictures today and the kids missed out on getting to watch the cement trucks. The remainder of the floor was poured today in the nearly 100 degree heat. I think it was a very hot and hard day for Bradley and his crew. They were also able to work on framing one wall today as well. They are gone for a couple of days but will be returning either Sunday or Monday to begin construction again.

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Day 3 of Barn 1 Construction

by on Sep.22, 2010, under Uncategorized

Elliot Aubrey and Evelyn were excited to enjoy their breakfast while watching the concrete being poured for the right side stalls of the barn. Elliot was very happy that we had four trucks come to the farm delivering concrete today. He was almost overcome with excitement today when we had both a cement truck and dump truck full of rock being delivered at the same time. He did not know which one to give his attention to….it was precious. All three had a great time digging in the gravel. Bradley and the crew put in a long day pouring concrete, framing the remainder of flooring, and starting the framing of one wall. Another day of construction is in the books.

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Day 2 of Barn 1 Construction

by on Sep.21, 2010, under Uncategorized

During Day 2 of the Barn 1 Construction, the concrete was poured for one side of the barn for the horse stalls. Elliot, Aubrey and Evelyn had a great time watching the trips made by the cement truck. Then the framing was done for the opposite side which will be poured tomorrow. Another day of progress!!

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Barn Construction Has Begun!!!

by on Sep.21, 2010, under Uncategorized

After many anticipated months of planning and site preparation, the builders began yesterday forming the foundation for the construction of the new Barn 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Needless to say, the Higginbotham family (and hopefully the Bittersweet Acres family) is very excited. The concrete work will begin this morning. I will try to post pictures this afternoon of the progress. Thank you to all who board at our farm who are being patient as we move forward in improving our facilities for both horse and rider!!

Erica

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Barn planning update

by on Aug.25, 2010, under Uncategorized

As anyone who has been to the farm can tell, we have moved a bunch of dirt in preperation for starting the new barn to replace barn 1.  I will be moving dirt from the bank out by the road to the barn site.  This should improve the entrance to the farm, and make the road frontage easier to keep mowed as well as all for a better appearance of the new barn location.  I am planning to be moving dirt most, if not all, of the Labor Day weekend.  If all goes well we should be ready to build just after Labor Day.

While the driveway is impassable, boarders are welcome to drive past barn 1 on the left side, through the grass to barn 2. 

We will try to make all the construction happen as quickly as possible to minimize the inconvenience.

We appreciate all our boarders, and your patience during the ongoing “remodel” of the farm.

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