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

September 13, 2011

Bits and Pieces

This is what happens when you are a three year old visiting the Acreage. You build a nest in the middle of the floor and crash for three hours.
 On the way home today, I spotted the deer that has been at our salt lick all summer. This time she is in the second cut of alfalfa, enjoying a good snack until I came along
 Then there are her twins from this year, minus their spots. I could not get all three in the frame at one time.
Turning into the driveway I surprised a roughed grouse and her family of 7 chicks. The young ones are fast and disappeared into the brush before I could get a shot.

The chickens are starting to lay again. This shows a "normal" egg beside a not so normal egg and a penny for size comparison. I guess you can't fault a hen for trying! This has to be the smallest egg in three years!

The days are getting busy with the Men's Shelter being started (finally, after three years). The footings are poured.; the gravel spread; and the pony walls scheduled to be poured tomorrow. Being retired, so to speak, I get to volunteer labour against the construction grant. It keeps me busy and tired. Hopefully, I will get some pictures for the next blog.


TexWisGirl said...

oh, you are wonderful to volunteer your time!!!

love the deer photos, but that grouse is WAY COOL!!!

S. Etole said...

The deer have been coming up closer to the house the last couple of weeks. The acorns seem to be what they are enjoying.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you worked that little one too hard, lol!
Terry at Moondance

Flora said...

Boy to be able to make a nest and crash! What a life kids have :)

Clint said...

Another busy and eventful day at the ole homestead. I'm sure you are tired at night!

San-Dee said...

I love the picture of the mom and her kids! We have had a visitor all summer, one of the adolescent deer from Rock Creek Park, two blocks away. first time in the 12 years we've lived here that we have had deer eating the front yard foliage. That little Bambi has eaten all the hostas but one, and has started on the gourd vines. Like I told my husband, they gotta eat, too.

forgetmenot said...

Like to see all your "bits and pieces". Yep, that's a good way to wear a 3 year old out--turn him loose in the country. Have a good Sunday. Mickie :)

Jared said...

I really enjoyed looking through your blog, and am exited to read more!! Love the pictures!

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Now that 3 year old kid knows how to take a snooze! I often lay on the floor and take a nap myself... and I'm almost 65!