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

December 11, 2012

Oh, Boy!

The Christmas favourite of Bing Crosby's called "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" is no longer a favourite of mine.

For the first 11 days of December we have had snow when it was -26C and all the way up to zero today. I have plowed the road umpteen times, used the snow blower to move the stuff when there was no more room to plow it and have spent about 2 hours per day shoveling  plowing and blowing. Enough already! Us (retired) farmers need the moisture, but not this much.

shovelling-colorOur neighbour showed up the other night with a very large John Deere articulated loader and pushed back the snow banks on the side of our 400 foot driveway in order to make room for more. This was much appreciated! It's great to live in the country where every body looks after each other.

If you get stuck, someone will pull you out. If you get snowed in, someone will dig you out. If a horse gets free, someone will bring him home. Fortunately, I have taken more horses home than have been returned to me.

If the sun ever comes out, I will take a few random pictures around the place just to make all you folks without snow, a little envious. If I could, I would send you lots! :-}

Only 100 days 'till Spring!!!

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