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

September 29, 2010

Fall is Here!

Two nights of frost, then 3 days of beautiful trees then 2 days of rain and high wind equals next years compost!

Most of the leaves on the trees on our property (at least close to the house) are now on the ground ready to be raked up and hauled. Last year, it took 30 wheelbarrows full to get rid of them. This year with the quad trailer, thanks to my son, I figure on 5 loads. Much easier on the old back!

One more day of raking and hauling and it will be done!

After a morning of that, I decided to trim another horse. I did Tucker yesterday and she was pretty good about it. Boom is the best! He just stood there while I cut and nipped and rasped. No problem. Unfortunately, the vet figures on only 2 to 3 years left in the old boy. We figure that he is pretty close to 30 years of age.

Tomorrow, I will do Biz. She can be good, or not so good, depending on the day. I figure on giving her a good breakfast and catching her while she is mellowed out.
The chickens and turkeys are demanding about 2 hours a day to keep them in feed and water. Since the weather warmed up, the turkeys (9 of them) are going through about 7 gallons of water a day, plus 4 pails of feed. The chickens are doing a little less, but not much. We keep looking for eggs from the Gold Laced Wyandottes, but nothing yet at 24 weeks. Meanwhile they are bulking and are eating machines.

One of these days, I will get caught up and be able to slip away for a little hunting! There is a nice whitetail buck that is hanging around, but anything on the acreage is considered a pet. I prefer to get out of town where the concept of "fair chase" is in effect.
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