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 9, 2012

Enough, Already!

It's been snowing for a week! It's also hard to get motivated to get out and do things when it's also damp and cold. Cold being -12C or +10F. Later in the year these temperatures will seem good after we have acclimatized to them.

 One of the 5 burn piles is going to need a turbo boost ( shot of gasoline) to get it lit.
 All in all, things are kind of bleak with no sun to brighten it up.
 The driveway has been plowed 4 times with the quad and blade. Without that, it is very difficult to climb up to the garage area.
Biz has grown her woolly winter coat. It is thick enough that snow does not melt on her. Still, she is not impressed. I can see it in her eyes.
 It's pretty tough foraging. They seem to have forgotten that they ate everything right down to the ground. Still, they keep trying.
 All three get very vocal around feeding time, or anytime that I go near the hay shelter. Maybe it's just as well i don't speak horse!
 Brooklyn just takes it in stride. She has almost finished shedding for the year. That's why she looks so thin. She is quite content to be an indoor dog, and really enjoys her comfort.

Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny, so I am planning on going out to search for another deer.

'Nuff said!


Alica said...

The snow sure is long as you keep it up there for now! :) I guess I really do hope that we get some this winter...last winter was WAY too warm. It was easier to manage in the barn, but we paid for it this summer as things that should've died over winter, came back stronger than ever!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Oh that looks cold, dropped from mid 80's here Wednesday to 50-60's today. Be careful with turbo boosting, I use Diesel, don't like the big boom ...................

Gail said...

I dread cold and snow but I do want moisture.

Stay warm, hope it doesn't get too deep.

Mary said...

That's a lot of snow. Very pretty. Good luck with the hunt!

Lana said...

Man! You aure are smack dab in the middle of it! Beautiful!


Annnightflyer said...

I am a snow freak I love it maybe because I was born during the winter who knows.I love the pictures makes me want to crawl thru the screen and play in it lol!

luckybunny said...

Oh just lovely! Yikes, too early isn't it? I tell myself that even in December LOL. I know we'll get ours one of these days. Please give everyone a scratch from me!

S. Etole said...

It looks like you are really getting a head start on the season.