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

February 1, 2011

Back to Work

The infamous horse trough needed to be filled, again. It seems that about every second day I put the 100 foot hose in, connect it to the faucet and wait 15 minutes for it to fill, then drain the hose and repeat in 2 days. Three horses sure do drink a lot when they are on dry hay!
It was time to check the upper pasture for broken fence wire or moose knock downs. Today, everything was copacetic.  Brooklynn was bounding and trying to keep up with not much success. She is up to 95 pounds, so is getting more exercise, like it or not.
The top of the hill in the distance is about 10 miles away. Today, it was so clear (and cold) you could almost reach out and touch it.
After two days of -30C (-22F) the horses were content to soak up some rays. It had warmed up nicely to -10C (+14F). I used the pick axe and rake to pile up 9 wheelbarrow loads of horse poop and tomorrow when it gets up to the freezing mark, I will haul it to the compost pile. I thought that I would save everyone from a picture of the piles. It ain't pretty!

Incidentally, Biz is telling Boots by her foot position, that one step closer and we are going to play tag!
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