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 30, 2012

Winter thoughts

Old Man Winter has arrived! It is very unlikely, but still possible, that this snowfall will melt. We are a little far north to catch the odd Chinook, but then again, anything is possible.

 The horses are still trying to find something edible under the snow. I caught Biz this morning happily munching away on burdock, something that all three horses avoided all summer. They are now on warm winter rations of a bale a day split three ways and two feedings. Quite a change when they are used to eating steadily.
 Brooklyn kind of likes the snow. she can see things better and nothing will sneak up on her.
 The gals are getting a very thick coat! Is it only thick coated caterpillars that foretell a cold winter?
The time changes on November 4th which says that the days will be getting longer. That is really good news!I am starting to get used to the cold again. It was -12 C this morning ( +10 F for all you southerners). Two days from now, this area opens up for big game hunting and tomorrow, the horses get locked out of the lower field ( away from the road). There are still a few folks out there that like to drive highways in search of deer and moose. This is not my idea of fair chase. Such folks also tend to ignore fences indicating private property . It's better to move the horses and err on the side of caution.
Think warm!


TexWisGirl said...

good for you, ian. keep 'em safe.

Gregg Metcalf said...

Beautiful just doesn't do it justice. I am fighting envy right now. I think that's a sin.

Alica said...

Although I'm not nearly ready for it, that snow is beautiful!

C-ingspots said...

Wow - I just cannot imagine having that much snow this early. Just a couple of weeks ago, we were still enjoying an Indian Summer. But alas, the rains have returned...with a vengeance. I will not complain about the rain. I will not complain about the rain...
Stay warm!

Michelle said...

Your snow is a beautiful sight. We often just get the cold without the snowfall. Not fair! Stay warm!

luckybunny said...

Oh wow... has he ever arrived. Good luck with the hunters - we get to start that whole "we don't care if this is private property" fun on Monday.

Bernadine said...

Beautiful scenery. I love the way winter forces you indoors, to get rested from the summer and fall labors. Keep warm.

Terry said...

So pretty! Our guys have extra heavy coats this year too. Hmmm. I wonder what they know about this winter.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hey hey, cold uh. Gosh that really is a lot of snow already. Well sending out warm thoughts to you my friend. Keep those pictures of snowy horses coming this way and I'm a perfect happy gal.
See you around.
Wonderful hugs Dagmar
ps. still waiting for that snowball. make a post out of that!