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

May 22, 2013


I sort of took the better part of the week off from blogging, mainly to enjoy a visit from our son, up from Houston, Texas. It was great to see him again.

 In the meantime, things have happened on the Acreage! Apple trees have blossomed, with lots of flowers and hopefully, plenty of apples. We still have the chance of frosts, but hopefully, not this year.
 The lower field is greening up.
The horses are still mainly on hay with about an hour and a half per day in the corral eating green grass.The upper field ( in the background is greening up nicely. It will be the second week in June before they are allowed in there. Can you spot Boots?
 The orchard is doing well and showing lots of promise. Cheap labour was offered and accepted this last week and the gardens were dug and prepared.
 Raspberry bushes were cleaned out and the dead canes removed and the live canes tied up.
 We are even eating fresh tomatoes from the green house. These plants (three) were bought from the nursery and will supply fresh tomatoes until fall.
 The rhubarb patch is almost ready for pies and crumbles.
 Strawberries have been planted and are flowering.
All in all, lots of changes on the acreage!

PS Thanks for not mentioning that the grass needs cutting!


TexWisGirl said...

glad the horses are being eased into green grass! yay for son's visit and free labor!

and i just love BOOTS!

Michelle said...

It is so green and lovely your way! Glad you had a nice visit with your son!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Wow, I can't believe you have tomatoes already! All of your orchards and gardens look great, isn't Spring grand?

Terry said...

What bounty!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - you went straight from winter freeze to Spring green! The apple blossoms are so pretty - hopefully lots of apples this fall!

Alica said...

Wow! It's amazing how different everything looks! I love this time of year, and seeing how everything comes back to life after winter!

luckybunny said...

How is it that your snow melted later than mine and yet your rhubarb is ahead of mine?? I'm so confused.

Everything is really coming back to life!

Glad you enjoyed a visit with your son :)

peihome said...

Hey, you went from way behind us, spring-wise, to almost ahead of us. My apple trees haven't blossomed yet, though my cherries have.
Love all that green making its appearance!

MTWaggin said...

Wowsa look at all that GREEN! Hallelujah!

S. Etole said...

Looks like spring has actually arrived and is ready to stay a spell.

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Ian, it looks so green and wonderful there now! You got lots done, and I hope you had a wonderful visit with your son.