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 20, 2013

Making Up for lost Blogging Time!

It's kind of interesting to watch this fellow grow his antlers. A few weeks ago he just had little bumps.
 It looks like he has not done growing yet. So far it looks like a 3X3, but will likely be bigger. How much bigger? Stay tuned for future episodes.

 The white lilacs are blooming and my friends the hummingbird moths are back. For more info see Link .
 There were actually four of these today, and as they are only 3/4 of an inch long, very hard to track and keep in focus.

They have a very long tongue for getting into where the nectar is.

We must have at least 50  Tiger swallowtails around the lilacs.

My friend the hunting spider is back, and was enjoying a meal in the sun.

And of course, the horses  ( and dog} are still hanging about.
Other than that, all is quiet on the acreage.
Happy summer everybody. Tomorrow will be one second shorter!


TexWisGirl said...

boots, boots, ever-vigilant boots! cracks me up every time!!! love that dog!

love your lilacs, too. and your insect visitors as well as your young buck!

S. Etole said...

Looks like his antlers are covered with velvet still. Great butterfly shot!

Alica said...

I like the close ups of the will be fun to see his antlers growing. They must make him really top heavy! :)

Tammy said...

Very cool to see the growth of the antlers! Love the pose of your dog in the last photo...he looks all business!

Helma said...

Hello Ian,

Today is indeed the longest day and it is in our Netherlands entirely in the rain. It's been less than a minute dry.
Nice that novice antlers of the deer. It is still in the bark antlers. And you actually know the hummingbird moth capture. Not easy but you have him.
Greetings, Helma

Michelle said...

I like those white lilacs! Wishing I had some here on the farmette!

MTWaggin said...

I've never seen a hummingbird moth so that was totally fun! Or a hunting spider (okay not so upset about not seeing that). My hummingbird hasn't been seen in a long time but then often they go missing and then come back with babies.

Montanagirl said...

Nice post! Love your horses. Those Hummingbird Moths are amazing creatures.