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

August 6, 2010

The Best Laid Plans......

I thought I would throw in a few pictures of my "vacation". The little (4 week old) Columbian Wyandottes are growing well and enjoying their first day in the chicken tractor. When the 5:00 pm Thunderstorm rolled in, I did have to go out in the rain and put them inside.

The hailstorm the other day sandblasted most of the stain off the railings and deck so the vacation was spent pressure washing the rest off about 150 feet of railing and 2000 ft2 of deck in preparation for re-staining. On the up-side, the borrowed washer will take all the mildew off the canoe!

I also stripped the varnish off the hot tub surround. I figured that if I'm going to paint, then there is no point in going half way.

The fearless guardian of the sheep has found 3 more birds to watch. He spent about 4 hours laying there basically nose to beak.

One thing about being retired, I can always go fishing next week, or the week after, or...

I did get some time in on horseback, so it was still a good week!
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Karen said...

You sure did a lot of work, on your vacation! :) Your chicks are really growing. Have a good weekend.

Gregg said...

No fair, vacations are to be a break from work. I still hope you are able to get a line wet.

Julia said...

That dog under the chicken tractor is just the BEST! Chicks are going to be beautiful. I love the wyandotte's.


Now Brother Ian... that sure sounds a lot like a working vacation to me! Now that I've been retired for a little over 5 years, even taking out the trash is hard labor for me. :-)