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

November 25, 2011

It was time for a Getaway!

Big Horn Sheep

Elaine and I decided that I should head over to the North Shore of Shuswap Lake in British Columbia to visit my son while he was back in country. This was a distance of 1500 km (937 miles) round trip. I was not that keen on driving the Rocky Mountains this late in the year, but the trip turned out pretty good. There was some misery on B.C 5, but manageable. I managed to do some stalking on the way back and came up with some good sheep and Elk pictures, and a few of some moose. Consider this installment one of about 3 to come. It was funny that for the last eight years I have been content to stick around the acreage and enjoy the critters, but this trip proved very enjoyable. The full curl sheep looks a lot better in the wild than on a wall!

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awesome! glad you got to see your son, and better that the driving was reasonable and you are safe! these are great pix! can't imagine seeing these in person out in the wild! :)

Chai Chai said...

What are my sheep doing on your trip?!?

Farmchick said...

Great pics!

Alica said...

Magnificent animals!

luckybunny said...

Beautiful pictures, I'm glad you got away too. :)

Texan said...

What lovely big horn!

Gregg said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Glad you got to get away and see your son and enjoy God's handiwork.

Terry said...

Beautiful!

Janice said...

sounds like it was worth the trip. You sure picked a pretty place to go to. I don't have a lot of fondness for the Elk. When we lived in Wardner we had about a 100 of them hanging around 20 or 30 of that bunch used to come in for feeding time and keep the horses from their food....they made a huge mess of the hay stack ...we had to put panels around it to keep them out.Oh well they are still a pretty majestic looking animal.