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

April 1, 2010

A New Month

April the First was a rather quiet day on the Acreage. With the yard, but not the fields now clear of snow, the fun job of raking leaves began (the armstrong method). I got about a third done with 25 wheelbarrow loads off to the compost and burn pile.
My peerless helper kept grabbing his favourite sticks as I tried to dispose of them. He was not impressed!

I guess that I am about 1/3 done at this point. It was a great day as some of the summer birds are now starting to return. There were lots of geese going over. The crows are back, but still no robins. It will be the beginning of June before we see swallows again. I will have to add "clean out the birdhouses" to my "to do list" Oh, well, lots of time for that.

It did start to feel good getting out and raking again, even though we had a couple of snow squalls blow through. If you don't like the weather here, wait 15 minutes!

The chickens are glad to get out on bare ground again, but are also happy to migrate back in when the temperature gets below freezing. We managed to winter over 10 hens and one rooster and averaged 8 eggs per day. Not bad for first time chicken farmers!  I guess I can't say that anymore as the newbies are on order.
Raking leaves in a snow squall is maybe rushing the season a little, maybe.

Anybody else getting the urge to get outdoors, rake, clean and grow things? Or is it just me rushing the season?

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6 comments:

THE OLD GEEZER said...

GOOD MORNING BROTHER IAN,

EASTER GREETINGS FROM THE OLD GEEZER

I PRAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY CELEBRATING RESURRECTION SUNDAY.

HE IS RISEN!

GOD BLESS YOU, RON

Melodie said...

I think God makes every season just long enough that we are ready for the next season when it is time for the change!

Gregg said...

Here in the Northwest (SW WA - near Portland) it is blustering, rainy, and cold. Fortunately I only have two trees that drop leaves and we chop them up with the lawn mower in the fall.

On a couple of good days Irene has been out pulling weeds and messing with her flowers.

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

May I ask a probably just way dumb question???? Why rake leaves???

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi Ian, O I love to be outdoors too. We started what you're doing right now two weeks ago and it was great. Now we have buckets of rain and there's a freezing wind blowing. So no outdoors working in the garden for me today.

Kim said...

Your weather is still chilly, I see. We've been really lucky with this warm spring. Love the moose pics. I've still never seen one in my life. I kept my eyes peeled on our trip across Canada - thought for sure I'd see one from Ontario on, but not a trace. One day ...
P.S. You can come work on my hopeless garden any day!