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

June 17, 2013

It's Been a While

I know I haven't blogged for quite some time. The reasons are several
1. It's not fun taking pictures in the rain
2. Most of the critters are hunkered down trying to stay dry.
3. I had a BIG project develop. ( details later, once it is near finishing)

It hasn't been that long that it's now fall. The tent caterpillars have been defoliating every thing in sight. It's been an effort to keep them off the fruit trees. The whole county is being over run with the little bug (ers).

Fortunately they do not seem to like lilac bushes (yet). we are getting lots of blooms. So far there haven't been any humming bird moths about, but I would expect to see them in another week.

There are lots of Tiger swallowtails sipping nectar. Now these are an alright bug!
Is it a moose? Nope, just Alpine trying out some forest vegetation. Once the horses start doing this, it's time to switch them to another field.
Alpine is getting close to looking like a round bale with ears!
A strategically placed tree covers the fat rolls.
If you look closely, you can see that Boots has been a bad dog! Yes that is a dreaded bark collar on him. It cured him in two barks. I have decided to leave it on a couple of more days just to be sure. I may put a plain collar on him, just to trick him into thinking it's the high charged version.
Back to the project on Wednesday. Stay tune for pictures.


Bev said...

You have quite the buggers there!!
Beautiful pictures...and yes...I think fall is really here:)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, alpine. and poor boots!

Montanagirl said...

LOVE the black horse in the trees. Nice shots. Can't wait to see your project!

peihome said...

Hasn't it been cold, Ian? We just had a couple of warm days at long last, but I think all over Canada has had its bad spring weather.
I wish more people would use bark collars on their dogs, lol. Not here, but I've had a few neighbors back in the city...

Amanda Pope said...

Sure looks different compared to the snow.Alpine is filling out nicely and I was thinking seriously about a bark collar for my hound lol.

Alica said...

LOL A round bale with ears! Don't let him hear you say that! :)

Mary Ann said...

Alpine looks beautiful in the trees, and we are all overwhelmed right now, so don't feel badly.

Bernadine said...

Lovely pictures, again. Tent caterpillars... ugh! Alpine is gorgeous. I hope you have the time to enjoy a ride in your beautiful scenery.

Terry said...

A new tell!