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 8, 2011

Wow, it's been a week!

It has been quiet at the Men's Shelter due to the scheduling of trades people. I took the opportunity to expand the lower pasture some more. We are in a record situation so I thought I would take advantage of it. This is the latest EVER that we have not had snow on the ground! The last record was Nov. 6, 1933. We are past the sixth and no snow is forecast until the 11th . 



 I have spent a pile of time cutting and stacking the blocks for firewood. So far, 4 half ton loads have gone and there is lots left. Anybody wanting free firewood, where is, as is, give me a call.

All this field was heavily treed and full of brush and dead falls 3 years ago. It's amazing what you can do, one tree at a time. Maybe I should re-name  the Acreage and call it "The Gobi Desert of the North". Way up on the horizon, you can see Tucker still trying to figure if there is anything edible down here.

There are going to be 8 good bonfires once the snow does come!

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

at least you're healthy enough to blog about it, so i'm assuming you're safe!

Farmchick said...

Whew! You have been working hard this past week.

Alica said...

That's a lot of firewood! Someone's gonna keep warm this winter!

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Al Gore must have put a global warming curse on The Acreage.

Maybe you won't get any snow this year until you pay a snow tax to Mr. Gore. Or perhaps you wouldn't mind a year without snow? Then you will need to pay an extended summer tax. Either way big Al's gotcha!

Margaret said...

Don't forger the chocolate, marshmallows and Graham crackers! After all the calories you have burned, you can have a few smores. :)

luckybunny said...

It's been super warm here in Ontario - it's been a little alarming actually! Glad you were able to get a lot of work done :) Enjoy those bonfires! ;)

Love the pictures of the moose too - awesome new additions!

Clint said...

My gosh, Ian...no one can say you aren't bustin' your butt. I'd take you up on that firewood offer if I lived a tad closer!