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 17, 2012

A Nice Fall Day

It was a really nice day, with the ground drying up from the previous snow. It was too windy to ride a horse, but I did get a good ride yesterday. The fall colours are great, except most of the leaves are now off the trees. It was a good day to clean up the dry gulley to the left of the first picture and below.

 I am trying to encourage grass to grow in the area, but am fighting the dogwood shrubs and a whole bunch of willow suckers that just sort of refuse to die off. In the spring, if they come up again, it's time to hit them with a herbicide, much as I hate to do it. I am also clearing out the old dead-falls that I didn't clean up a couple of years ago. I don't like the balsam poplar trees much, as they don't dry out and are very heavy. They call them Bam  trees in this area, but I think it should be spelled with a "D".
There are still a few areas to finish cleaning up before the major snow fall hits on Saturday. The weather gurus have been wrong before, and I hope they are wrong again! I need some more horse time in before it gets slippery.


Michelle said...

I bet you will have some snow soon!

Mary Ann said...

Arggghhhh your wind is coming down our way tomorrow... brrrr... at least it's not the Canadian Express yet!

Lana said...

I feel tension for you!! Can only imagine what it is like to have to rush around to get chores done while I can still SEE the ground! But, that snow is so beautiful!


luckybunny said...

Ohhh the snow... hope you get your horse time in before it does arrive.

Tombstone Livestock said...

That looks like prime goat land, goats love the brushy stuff .....

S. Etole said...

What a peaceful area.