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 25, 2012

Sweet Feed is So Good!

It's been in the -20C range at night so the girls are getting about a pint of sweet feed a day as a heat source. Oats and molasses must taste pretty good because the horses kind of swarm me. They come in close and fast, but know not to go for the bucket until it is spilled on the ground. Alpine, then tucker and finally Biz get their rations as per the established pecking order.

 Brooklyn is content to check the hay loft for mice or cats. She saw a cat in there about 2 years ago, and always checks to see if it has come back.
It was nice to see some sunshine again and hang out with the critters particularly after the last week. The truck failed to the cost of $500 and the septic pump failed to the cost of about $700. The driveway was ploughed out three times due to unforecast snow storms and all this while fighting cold temps and high winds ( wind chill of -31C)

Now all is up and running and the Grey Cup game is about to start. Have a great week!


TexWisGirl said...

i like brooklyn staying on barn duty - just in case. :)

Mary Ann said...

I'm just waiting for our septic to cough. Ugh. Your Brooklyn looks like our Lilly!

Michelle said...

When it rains it really pours. Sorry to hear about the repairs!

Alica said...

That makes me smile...Brookyn still "looking for the cat"! It reminds me of our black lab.
Sounds like winter has come up there...sounds like you're now ready for it!

luckybunny said...

That's cold! We haven't seen anything really below zero here and only a flake or two of snow floating by. Sweet feed is oh so good, and Brooklyn cracks me up looking for the cat... you just never know, it might come back one of these days and she doesn't want to miss it!

Gail said...

When it rains, it pours.

Thank goodness you have hay. Many do not since the big drought we had this summer.

Terry said...

Brrr! We are unseasonably warm, and I'm not complaining!

Dar said...

Ahhhhh, the pleasures and pitfalls of home ownership. But the good thing is, soon it will be Christ-mas and Merry Christ-mas to You. LovedIt
God's Blessing To You

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Holy Mother of must be kidding. Both. About spending the money and the icy weather....brrrr
I am a though cookie but not so sure reading this.
Hope you are safe and warm.
Hugs Dagmar