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

March 21, 2011

Happy Spring to Everybody?

Today, to celebrate the first day of spring, we woke up to this! 15cm (6 inches) 0f very heavy wet snow!

If this is part of the global warming hype, I am not buying in.

We just experienced the coldest March in about 40 years where we are about 15 degrees C below normal. What gives? Global warming should mean the opposite.

We broke trail and managed to get to town this morning. The County had the school bus routes plowed out. The trick was to get to one of them! (Note to me: talk to the neighbours to have more kids so that we get back on the bus route)

This year we seem to be forgotten as far as being plowed out. It appears the norm is about 4 days to get the subdivision roads plowed.
The snow blower got a good workout and our 400 foot driveway is cleared.

I keep looking at all these blogs where calves, lambs and goats are all being hatched, along with daffodils and other non-edible plants and I kind of turn green with envy, probably the only green thing around here for another 6 weeks.

Sorry about the photos. The guess and shoot must have been a little off today. After 3 hours on the snow blower getting the driveway, parking spots, corral and assorted paths and decks shovelled, I am not planning on going out again. well, I guess that i have to at some point to check for late eggs. The girls were not happy as they were confined to the coop today.

This weather is forecast to continue for another 3 to 4 days so I will probably be playing with the blower again. Unfortunately, it has set my horse riding back by a week.

Oh well, if you don't like the weather in Alberta, wait for 15 minutes.

It's something like the old expression " Smile it could get worse!" So I did, and it did.

To all you folks cutting lawns and picking posies.... thrrrrrp
( Just kidding!)

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