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

October 6, 2016

Fall is Here!

We had -6C overnight and the cold weather effects are becoming very noticeable! 

The Tamarack (Larch) are turning their bright yellow. It won't be long before the needles fall off. The Larch is the only Deciduous tree that loses its needles.



The small ponds are starting to get a slight crust of ice on them. The rest of the bush is getting very drab looking.



More larch in various states of shedding compared to a couple of White Spruce.




Even this slightly flowing creek is ice covered.


The local farmers have most of their crops up. The "baggie" takes the place of the barns or storage bins. I am assuming that they blow it into store it and suck it out into trucks when they take it to market. Some farmers are talking of wheat yields of 125 bushels per acre!



More ice scenes.



I disturbed several mallards on this pond. They must have paddled all night to keep the area open. Four in a row.




Winter seems to be approaching fast, even though it is early October. Snow is forecast for Saturday. I hope it is not the 50 cm the Manitoba and Saskatchewan got yesterday

4 comments:

Ian H said...

Sorry, I meant Coniferous, Not Deciduous. My Bad.

Michelle said...

I do like the yellow coloring of the Larch. We are still in the upper 70's to low 80's here in KY. Can't imagine snow already!

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful.

peihome said...

Minus 6 already. Yikes!