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 17, 2015

A Walk in the Woods

It is the May long weekend (Victoria day) and a great day to grab my son and two grand kids for a nine kilometer hike. At the start, they had lots of energy.

 Note the clean condition of the kids and dogs. Pretty shiny, right? The big one is 15 and the littler one is 7.
 After about 7 km, we came across the semi-empty beaver pond. This is the eldest unsticking the youngest and retrieving one rubber boot.
 The dogs didn't sink but I could see this coming. One 6 foot heavy kid didn't last long on the surface.
 It was the slippery, stinking, boot sucking mud. 
 Of course, where big brother goeth, so does little brother.
 It's deep and sticky, and a lot of fun.
 He did get through on his own.
  Daphne did pretty good, and generally stayed on top. 
 Here you can see the tide line on the legs.
Mike and I walked the 9 km and the boys made it on their bikes. Boys aren't boys unless a little mud is involved!

8 comments:

Gail said...

Great adventures! It's more fun if you get dirty.

peihome said...

Who cleaned up these kids & doggie? 😀

TexWisGirl said...

really cute. guess brooklyn didn't go?

Michelle said...

That mud! Oh my goodness!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

What a lovely walk it was too

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Mud squishing fun! Did you hose them off outside before letting them in the house? (Oops that's the mom in me talking)

Gregg Metcalf said...

Great photos! Beautiful Sheltie. My wife is a Sheltie nut!

4RRanch said...

Oh wow, what a mess. I would have liked to see an after picture posed like the before, fun comparison.