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

January 9, 2011

After the Snow Came Down

The fun starts!

For Brooklynn, all this snow was fun to play in, although sticks are hard to find. You have to dig deep!

But, she is a retriever, and neither snow nor sleet nor hail will deter her mission. Or, is that the Post Office?






The back yard need some more digging out. I have already done it twice, just to be able to get to the chicken coop.










Then there is my ride. I hooked a wheel and down into the ditch it went. The close up of the bumper is not pretty so I won't show it. To extricate the truck I had to sacrifice one fence pole, via chainsaw. The bumper was very tightly caught and tensioned.









The neighbour also didn't fare well as he went in while getting me out. This one took three trucks, I tractor and 4 guys to get it out.
Posted by PicasaBoom is Boom! He seemed to not mind the storm at all! The extra rations helped.











Biz and Tucker still went walk about, mainly to see what their crazy food supplier was doing. The two horse pictures were taken early in the storm. By the end, the snow was knee deep on the horses.

Life was good, though.. I managed to read 5 old issues of Harrow smith, watch some TV and a DVD , and make some Zeds

The County was around Sunday morning with the plow, so we were able to get out for church. Saturday nothing moved. When we got home, our neighbour had plowed an 8 foot wide track up our driveway. Sunday afternoon I widened it out with the snow scoop. I figure on about 3 days to get stuff cleared up.
 Life is still good on the acreage!
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10 comments:

Gail said...

Glad you are safe and warm.

S. Etole said...

That's a heap of snow ... it's amazing how well animals adapt.

Starry Dawn said...

Ian,
My goodness!! You have been undergoing a terrible snow storm. I hope and pray that the weather will get better soon for you, your family and all your animals.
God bless you!!
Best Regards,
Starry Dawn.

texwisgirl said...

Oh my. Sorry about your truck! I was happy not to have to go anywhere today near Dallas, Texas as we had enough snow here to make a mess of things! But it was a pretty mess!

Gregg said...

Sorry about your ride. Sure looks beautiful. Would love to have the excuse to do nothing but read for a couple of days but we will not get snow like that. You are truly blessed!

Farmchick said...

That is too bad about your truck. Quite a lot of snow. Glad to hear that the animals are taking things well.

Gorges Smythe said...

Guess that just goes to show you, horses are still more storm-worthy than trucks!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

You could always move south for the winter. California loves illegal immigrants :-)

Rising Rainbow said...

Sorry about the truck, that sucks!

Melodie said...

Wow! Never a dull moment around there! Sorry about the truck...