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

May 14, 2012

Belated Mother's Day Greetings!

I missed all the celebrations due to a bad cold (Man Cold.. would have killed a lesser person :-{ ). I slept through Mother's Day, church service and a couple of other days besides. Our youngest son took Elaine out for brunch. Thanks, Mike!
 I felt a lot better today, so got the new pasture seeded ready for the monsoon forecast for Wednesday plus 3.
Western King Bird
 Some of our latecomers are arriving. The king Bird will likely take up residence under our front deck. He has been around for about 5 years.

Things are greening up, but we really need a good rain. Boots is still on duty, watching his herd.
These tree swallows are checking out alternate accommodation. They have living in the martin house for the last 7 years. I think they are the same pair because they just arrive, go to the house, ignore the horses, dogs and people.
 Why would any bird choose a hole in a tree over a condominium? Oops, I see some renovations are needed. Maybe I have been reclassified to "Slum Landlord".
All in all, a lazy week on the old Acreage. (Darn that Boots! I can't take a horse picture without him hamming it up!)


TexWisGirl said...

boots is so intense! :)

glad you're feeling better! man cold. ha!

and i like that condo.

joyce said...

I can see why the King Bird has that name, sitting on top of the stem with his feet curled around it. If you're a slum landlord, then so I am I, I notice that my birdhouse is looking worse for the wear also.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Nice to see pics without the snow!

Bev said...

Man cold... ya right!!

Okay so those are swallows...we had not seen them before and today we had oodles of them in our yard...Hubby said...their swallows...and I said know...they were to pretty to be swallows...well I'll be the first to admit....he was right:)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great pictures! I hope you are feeling much better!

Sisterhood said...

How many horses do you have? :)