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

July 18, 2013

A Busy Day

One , or both, of the horses decided they would trash my fence to the lower field last night. They snapped off the gate fence post just below ground level. Of course, I had no 4/5 six foot post to replace it with.

No problem, I thought. I will just go down to the hardware store(s) and get a replacement. They stopped carrying fence posts! I had promised Brooklyn a swim along the way.

So, off to Mayerthorpe  and the UFA, about 40 minutes away.

Remembering my promise, we stopped in at Rotary Park in the center of Whitecourt. The pond was dug when Millar Western rebuilt it's sawmill, and the town elected to make a day park out of it.

 All activities, play areas, water slides (2) and access is all free.. Where else do you get that? They also throw in 1500 rainbow trout in the spring. To fish, you have to be with a child under the age of 12.
 Brooklyn got her swim.
 I had an ulterior motive for doing this, namely, I was hoping this swim would accelerate the shedding process. It worked!
I stopped by to look at the Osprey. There was one, possibly two chicks in the nest, but when mom gave her Kree call, they disappeared.  I will have to go back and get some photos.
 She definitely did not like us watching her!
 Then it was back home to pound posts in the 27C (81F) heat.

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