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 14, 2011

It Feels Like Snow!

Hopefully, it is far, far  away! However, the Sand Hill Cranes, Snow Geese and Canada geese are all heading south. They are up at 5000 feet and going fast.  Usually they are ahead of the professional weather forecasters.

The leaves are pretty much gone, and what are left are drying on the trees. This morning I dug out  my winter toque before heading out to work some more on the land clearing. The wind was bitterly cold and it felt like it was going to rain, or snow.

If you look closely at the above, you can see Biz standing on the hill trying to see if there was any grass yet. She and Alpine are banished to the field farthest from the main road, because they both look similar to a moose when walking through the bush. 

 Brooklyn is quite inquisitive and follows me from spot to spot. She doesn't seem to miss the chickens, nor does Boots. The last of our chickens are now gone, so it will be back to purchasing store bought eggs over the winter. We will have to think on whether we want layers next spring along with the meat birds and turkeys. It was a tough, but necessary decision to put down the layers, but the energy cost this winter made keeping them for eggs a serious money losing proposition.

Tomorrow, I start cleaning out the turkey house and chicken coop. I can use the space to store all the paraphernalia that goes along with keeping foul. I timed the food almost perfectly and only have about 2 scoops left. The oyster shell is also pretty much empty. 

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