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 30, 2010

What to do in the Dead of Winter

When the grandkids come for a visit, there is lots to keep them amused on the acreage. There are horses, egg gathering, and of course SLIDING!We are fortunate to have a 400 foot driveway with a fairly steep incline and a sharp turn part way down. Fortunate for sliding, but not for driving a car on. The corner allows a lot of speed and a hard banking of the sled so as not to get airborn and buried in the snow, or rolled over. The sled is one that I hung onto over the last 60 years and was made for me by a good friend of the family when I was about five. As you can see, it can go about 30 miles an hour and can bring out the fear in a passenger and driver. If the driver is really good, and can negotiate the corner, there is a continued run of about 500 metres on the county road. The little tykes walked back a couple of times, but much prefered riding and letting the "Old Mule" pull them along. The Mule was blowing and puffing a few times, but fortunately had the daughter-in law- around to help with the haul. I thank God that I am still able to get out and do fun stuff like this

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