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

May 25, 2010

Finally, Some Sun!

  They say that it takes six years to make a decent pasture. Who "they" is, I don't know, but "they" are right! Finally, very few tree suckers coming up this year and not so many weeds. Dandelions to a horse are horse candy, not weeds!

The hair bells are now in bloom. The snow cover didn't seem to harm them. They are one of the first wildflowers to appear, right along with the wild strawberries. When we first moved to Alberta, I remember going to the nursery and buying a whole bunch, only to find them growing wild almost every where. The nursery person must have been inwardly smiling. Although they are wild, and pretty, they are still a weed as horses or people don't eat them
The garden is now planted. The strawberry patches need some TLC, but that is easier work than what I have been doing the last few weeks.
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Time to start riding!



Hey Brother Ian -- I want my sunshine back!
Can you believe it is supposed rain here in beautiful sunny California tomorrow! I can't remember the last time it rained in late May around here. The only explanation is that our sunshine was stolen by Canada! Please send it back.

Kim said...

It IS time to start riding, you lucky man!
Any mosquitoes yet? lol

Gregg said...

Looks beautiful. But like Ron, I want the sunshine back. It has rained forever it seems like.

Karen said...

It looks lovely. How great to be able to start riding! Can you eat the wild strawberries?

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Julia said...

Looks beautiful at your place and don't feel bad about the slow start on veggies. This year ours are shivering in the ground in sunny CA. It's been so cold nothing is growing right!!

Enjoy the fine weather up there. :D