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

June 18, 2011

Thumbs Up

My first try at extreme close ups did not turn out too well. Either I have to get better focused or find a bigger spider.

 The lilac bushes are now starting to bloom. If the weather would just warm up and stop raining, maybe we will get some butterflies.

 The pasture is green and lush, but not for long as the three automatic mowers will make short work of it. The lower field is closed off and should be ready to rotate the horses in about two weeks.
Bonding continues. We have elected to trash the name "Blacky" and go with "Alpine" She seems to respond equally to both.

It's a little tough doing chores  around the acreage as the dislocated thumb has turned into a broken thumb with a twist to it. This is why the swelling has not come down much. The x-rays today showed the bone at the base of the thumb is broken. The doctor was good, but said this is going to be difficult. He didn't elaborate , but booked me into the University Hospital in Edmonton on Tuesday for a specialist to take a look. I figure on taking a set of reins so that they can cast it in such a manner that I can still ride. That may be the tricky part, getting the cast so that I can hold the reins, but not hold a shovel, rake, wheelbarrow handle, or.... etc.

In the meantime, I am still feeding chickens,  cutting grass and  doing the normal stuff that needs to get done on an acreage.

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