Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

January 9, 2010

A Much better day!

It actually got up to the freezing point today! And it's forcast to be at the freezing point for the next 10 days!
Not that there is much melting going opn as the sun is still very low on the horizon. I was able to open the window on the chicken coop and air it out, turn off the auxillary heater 1000 watts, reduce the timing on the horse trough heater and have coffe with my buddy. A good Day!

The two female horses were both laying down in the snow enjoying the heat. Their coats get really warm. I thought this would be a good day for a ride! Not so! the horses are herd bound and I had a real rodeo going on  with my mare on the driveway. She tried everything that she knew to get back to her herd. The two that were left behind were also frantic, racing up and down the fence line, kicking up snow and blowing. I had to circle her twice, the second time I got dizzy before she did. After getting her to the side road and pointed away from the two, she started blowing as if she was face to face with a moose! Horses hate moose for some reason. After the wreck last fall from which i am almost recovered, i decided enough was enough and headed back to the turn out area.

Every thing went back to normal except trhat Tucker started nuzzling the gelding. So, another possibility is she is in heat.

All in all a fun day on the acreage!
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