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

August 13, 2012

Fall is coming!..Fast

The Spotted Tussock Moth caterpillar is now showing up, a sure sign that summer is winding down. 

Spotted Tussock Moth

The raspberry bushes are starting to turn colour, and the berry crop is almost finished.

The young deer are still in velvet, but the larger bucks are coming out of it. This little guy has decided to sleep near the salt lick and water trough.
It appears that more damage was done in the county as a result of the wind storm than first thought. Winds were clocked at 100 km/ hour at the airport (official) and total damage is estimated at 3 to 4 million bucks. The Lion's campground will be closed until at least Labour Day and 600 trees have to be cleaned up to the tune of $70,000 dollars. We got off lucky, with no on property damage.

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

those storms sound pretty powerful! glad you are okay, there. like your cute little buck buddy. :)

Alica said...

Just curious...does that caterpillar sting? It reminds me of some that we have around here that do.
Glad you didn't have any wind damage at your place!

Bernadine said...

It's hard to believe that summer is almost at an end. Weren't you just buried in snow? I'm definitely ready for cooler weather here. For us, it can't come soon enough. You're garden still looks great.

4RRanch said...

Love the caterpillar, it looks like a pipe cleaner.

Terry said...

I can't believe how much shorter the days have become in the last couple of weeks.

Karen said...

Wow, I've never seen that moth, he's beautiful! And the deer, what a cutie. :) I'm glad too, that you didn't have damage from the storm.

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

Glad you are okay after those terrible storms. How scary! The caterpillar is beautiful! You always have the best pictures.
Thank you for your kind comment about my Mother In Love.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo