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.













13 comments:

Phillip said...

Alpine is a beautiful horse. Hope your thumb comes right soon. You'l know the meaning of sticking out like a sore thumb!

Clint said...

Well, that's nasty about the thumb. Take it easy and do what the docs tell ya. One of my problems is that somewhere in the back of my mind I keep thinkin' I'm still 18. Let us not kid ourselves.

What're ya nuts? Nobody in their right mind gets THAT close to a big, hairy spider!

texwisgirl said...

oh ian, you crack me up!!! god bless you and your broken, twisted sense of humor (oh, i mean thumb...) :)

sorry it is worse than you originally thought. eek! i just love alpine's flowing tail. a mark of a great morgan... jealous, jealous, jealous...

pilgrimscottage said...

Ouch...hope the doctors can help get your thumb fixed. Funny, how a little thumb can make your world run differently. The photos are nice. I have a hard time doing good close-ups myself and then keep blaming it on the camera. Growing anything in your garden I see in photo 3?

Mary said...

I sure hope that 8 legged monster wasn't in your house. Yikes! That's close enough for me, gives me the creeps. I'm glad you rounded out the session with some beautiful photos to calm ne down. Sending good quick healing thoughts your way. Ouch!

peihome said...

I hate spiders! Thanks for the shivers!

You made me laugh out loud - you're not really going to take you're reins in, are you? In a crazy kind of way, it makes sense!

Hope it heals quickly. Otherwise Elaine will have to hire someone to do all that shoveling, etc ... !

peihome said...

ack, I meant 'your' reins! I'm not illiterate!!!

Farmchick said...

I do hope things work out with your thumb. Funny how the smallest thing not working can make a big difference. Alpine is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Alpine is beautiful! I love Morgans - they are beautiful and so good natured.

So sorry about your thumb. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

This is from Terry at Moondance - blogger insists I am Anonymous. Grrr.

Flora said...

Checking out some blogs...and came across yours...nice to find someone else from Alberta!! Are you getting the rain we are in Central AB??

S. Etole said...

love the lilac edged in white ...

*The Old Geezer said...

The flowers look great but the spider does look a little fuzzy.

Alpine is a great name change :-)

The Village Queen said...

What a beautiful place you have! Ive never seen lilac with two colors like that, so pretty. And your rubarb is fantastic! Im a long way south of you and dont have any, too dry here. Sorry about your poor thumb, we rely on our hands so much, really a pain in many ways when not healthy. Your horses are really nice too. Thanks for sharing your life.