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

October 4, 2011

Extended Pasture Completed!

 The last bit of the new horse area has now been cleared, and harrowed and leveled, all ready for spring seeding. I still have one large stump to remove (ughh). The long pole was used to lift the quad when I high pointed it on a stump. Love those long levers! It looks level, but there is quite a grade and a few valleys that don't show up in the photos very well.
 #1 burn pile is ready to go! It also is in a 6 foot ravine.
 This is some of the wood that I snaked out with the quad and trailer. If we had room, I would be tempted to put in a wood burning fireplace. That is a BAD thought. My longer term memory is still reminding me just how much work that is. In the meantime, free fire wood, where is, as is.
 Burn pile #2 is also in a gully. Hopefully, it will dry enough to light off this winter. I need about 6 inches of snow on the ground before any burning is done. That is my personal limit as far as fire spreading goes.
Unfortunately, there are still lots of stumps to cut off and/or dig out. The key thing is to get the sharp points off before the horses get in there. One more day should completely finish the project! I guess the next step is to put the lawn mower away, bring out the snow blower and prepare for winter.

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so, you felled those trees without any damage to buildings or self?! congrats, ian! :)

Crystal Mary said...

There is such a lot of work on a farm. All that bush and logs. I remember as a child collecting kindling to start the fire, and you have such a lot here. I hope the horses are safe, and I'm sure they will be.

Terry said...

I'm impressed.

Clint said...

Good to see you out workin' and actually gettin' a lot done. Whew!

Margaret said...

Awesome work! This will be paradise for your horses.

Alica said...

I'm sure it feels good to have that finished. How will you get rid of the stump? I'd love to see those piles burn...especially with snow all around...that would be fun! :)

pilgrimscottage said...

Bet it's a relief to get that part done! What about a wood burning stove?

T.O. Geezer said...

It looks like your prepared for a long hard winter Brother Ian. If you need and help don't hesitate to call Clint. :-)