Day 21: "The Tack Shed." This summer we hand-built a new tack shed at the ranch, complete with a large shaded area in front of it that I call the "horse-port." It is here that we tie the horses to the hitching rail and tack them up, and as a result, we have started hanging out in the tack shed as a cozy place for conversation. My son, Clay, and I spent a week in August decking out the inside with shelves, cabinets, saddle, bridle, and blanket racks and a pegboard. We even displayed our colorful horse blankets with an old wooden ladder and brought in some iron wagon wheels off of an antique plow. It feels so homey to be here!