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

December 8, 2010

It Never Stops!

Caution! Work related graphics below! Please use caution. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental Guidance recommended!

Now that I have your attention.....When you are retired it seems that there is always something around the corner to fill up your time! This requires about 2 hours per week, every week, to keep up!

Use the pick. Break the clump free from the ground.
Use the rake. Make nice neat piles about one wheelbarrow in size each.

 Use the shovel. Fill the wheel barrow.

Use the wheel barrow and make a big pile as high as you can. Repeat 5 times a week.

Horses seem to be continuous work makers. They eat hay, which you toss to them twice a day then they make piles, about 5 per horse per day.

The big pile that is made is allowed to compost over the summer where it reduces to about 1/4 the original size.

There are five good things about winter activities like this :

1. It's generally cold, like today at -11C (+12F) so that, if you work at a slow steady pace, you don`t overheat.

2. The piles are frozen hard so that nothing sticks to the wheelbarrow

3.There is no odour, other than a slight eau de horse.

4. I get my daily requirement of exercise.

5. I get the back to the earth experience and a chance to enjoy the wonders of God! Yes, even horse poop.

I am sure that there are other good things about this activity, but I`ll let this go for now.

Hope nobody is in information overload!

If your son, or daughter wants a horse, you might want them to read this, and remember, there is a time to delegate!
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