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

July 4, 2011

A Bit of This... A Bit of that

 My apologies for the blurry photo. This guy comes in just at last light to have a go at the horse's salt lick.
 Our raspberry bushes are starting to fruit out, which also brings out the odd hornet (top right)
 This is why I like to visit the greenhouse. There is nothing quite like a fresh tomato right off the vine!
 The potato patch is well up already and the rest of the gardens are coming along well. (Weeding by Elaine.) The rhubarb patch is getting a little out of control. ( note to self: make lots of pies and crumbles)
 The back flower gardens look a lot better green, than white.
 I see you.....two!

Fresh grass, full stomachs and nap time in the shade. Life is good on the Acreage!

Elaine and I have been continuing our training of Alpine Black Magic. I have now got her so that she will allow me to pick all four feet. I don't recommend other people try it yet. Elaine did and got a very large bruise on her leg. My old farrier came up to give me a hand trimming her and she almost caught him, even with my warning him. For safety sake, we used the old rope trick on her and got the job done with no damage to the horse or us. Elaine and I have been riding her in the corral for at least an hour a day and I did venture out on the county road with her. She is a very well behaved horse on the trail.
I figure on about 10 to 12 hours riding time and she will be a very good horse.

I bought one of the bitless bridles, and she loves it! There appears to be no difference in reaction between bit and bitless, and the bitless is far more horse friendly. I figure that one of those likely will settle Tucker down and get her away from the head tossing and chewing. We will see how it goes!


texwisgirl said...

love those pretty deer trying to sneak in for goodies! now that your place is all greened up and growing, they figure it's a buffet! :)

glad things are going well with alpine (even if she's a bit hoof crazy...)

Leontien said...

Yeah! i see them TWO too!!!

Glad i stopped by!
Thanks for sharing

peihome said...

Ian, despite your cast, I see you're making the most of summer! Love your gardens. Tell me your secret of having such a bounty of tomatoes so early. Did you start your plants from seed in the greenhouse? Martin is hoping to build me a greenhouse for next spring - I'll hurry him along with pictures of your tomatoes!

Gregg said...

Some great shots Ian! Those two deer are just chomping at the bit hoping to get to some part of that delicious garden. Getting kicked ain't no fun. Been there done that and will gladly pass.

Farmchick said...

Those two deer peeking at the garden is just too sweet. Your tomatoes look great and I always hate it when the hornets arrive on the fruit.

*The Old Geezer said...

Things are looking good around the acreage. Perhaps I should drop by for a visit before the 1st snow? :-)

pilgrimscottage said...

The pot on the ground in the fifth photo looks like what we call a "coal pot" here to cook in. Yours look like you cook over it, though. As in marshmallows! You have a beautiful place there.