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

January 26, 2013

January Ride

The day was great, with a temperature right at the freezing mark. There was no need for gloves, but I took them anyway. A neighbor stopped to chat on the way home and took the picture for me. Biz was very well behaved (as usual) and enjoyed the chance to get out of the pasture a see some newer scenery.

In the next subdivision over, a large track hoe was excavating for a new building. I am sure that she has never seen one operating and making all the clanking and banging noises. We moseyed on up and watched it work for a while. Other than keeping one ear on the machine and the other ear on me, it was a non event.

We had to stick to the roads because the field snow is up to my boot tops (when saddled). We tried an entrance, but gave it up as I did not want to get Biz all sweated up. Besides she and I are both a little out of shape.

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

hi ian! (waving from non-snowy texas)

LOVE biz's furry coat! such a beaut!

Alica said...

Looks like a beautiful day there! It's warmer there than here for a change! :)

On another note...how far are you from Calgary? My parents are headed there next week.

Tombstone Livestock said...

no gloves, +30 degrees here and I am wearing gloves, is a pasture still a pasture if it is covered with snow? Great pic.

Karen said...

That's a great picture of both of you. It was freezing and you didn't need gloves? Aaaiieeee!

Mary Ann said...

You and Biz are BOTH pretty hardy! No gloves at 32 degrees!

Terry said...

Nice picture! What a good horse she is!

Lana said...

Fantastic shot!

peihome said...

Nice! Have to enjoy those zero days. I'd love to feel one of those about now!
:)

joyce said...

After all this time I finally get to see what you look like. Sounds like a nice Sunday morning stroll around the block.

S. Etole said...

Enjoy the sun! We're having a bit of a reprieve today before it plunges into the minus 20's F. again this week.

luckybunny said...

Good job Biz :) Glad it warmed up a bit. Great picture of both of you!

Debbie said...

WoW, what a wonderful picture of you and biz, sure to be a treasure!!