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

September 26, 2013

Follow up to "I Said I wouldn't...But"

It's amazing the difference that a summer will make. This was the pile cleaned up this spring.

This is the same pile on Sept 25. By spring it will be even further broken down and ready to go to work in the garden.
Just to show that some things are prettier than a precompost and compost pile. Here is Brooklyn still trying to catch ducks. She swam across several times trying to get one.
 Boots was late getting up this morning. He spent a lot of time last night keeping the coyotes at bay.


Mary Ann said...

I wish I had a huge pile of manure to compost! I better start talking to my horse friends and see if I can "borrow" some!

Love to see the dogs!

TexWisGirl said...

hard-working boots...

C-ingspots said...

That's some impressive shrinkage of the compost pile there! Ours doesn't seem so dramatic, but slower.
Did some catching up on past posts, beautiful shots, beautiful weather (but cold!), and especially the out-finessed doggie/duck shots! :)
But a guy's gotta try right?
Is the weather colder/sooner for you as well? We've had buckets of rain, ensuing mud and colder than usual weather around here. It's fully a month ahead of schedule, maybe even a little more. I know the Farmer's Almanac doesn't have a very good statistical average, but maybe it's right on this year. Says we're to have a much colder, harsher winter...oh boy.

Montanagirl said...

Boots 'n Brooklyn - what a combo!!

Willow said...

That is one good working dog ...ours howl with the coyotes from the window lol Yup we have coyotes in New England too.
Re cart comment : ~ you should get a harness and train one of your guys, start ground driving. I trained every cart driving horse/pony I have ever had .

Renegades said...

A couple weeks ago we cleaned out the sheep pen, but instead of piling it we took it out and spread it on a wheat field.

joyce said...

good job on the compost pile.....I just can't get the hang of it.

luckybunny said...

lots of good compost there! And way to go Boots, keep those coyotes away!