Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Few Pictures

We've got a lot going on behind the scenes up here, so here's a short note and a few pics!

These are just a few of the horses that were in the field next to us...they were so beautiful! We'd walk down into our meadow and feed them carrots over the fence. I could sit on our porch and watch them run in the field, I loved that!

I love horses....from far away. Up close, they scare the wits out of me. I have only ridden twice in my life, and both times were....well, let's just say it wasn't good.

And that's all I gotta say about that!

This is the creek that runs through our this point, we can only get down there in the wintertime. The rest of the year, it is either too wet, or the canary grass is too long, and we can't see where we're going. One of our long term plans is to get these fields cleaned up, freed from the willows. We'd like to get the hay off the fields, but that is for another year. There is always too much to do here!

If you live in Canada, you have surely heard about the pine beetle, which has been attacking a huge amount of the pine trees in BC. They have been trying hard to curb the migration of the beetle over to Alberta. No clue on how that's going....

When we moved here, we had maybe 50 - 60 of these diseased trees on our property. I think we have 3 left to take down, then they will be gone.

A lot of people here are using it for firewood, and yes it's great, because it's all dry already, even when still standing. You could cut it in January, buck it up, split it and bring some in the house and toss in your woodstove...just like that!

They say heating with wood heats you twice....once when you fall and buck the tree, stack the wood...and the second time when you actually throw it in your stove and enjoy the for thought!

G also uses the pine for sawing into logs with his sawmill (see previous post). The pine has a deep blue streak running through it, and some people call it "denim pine". They are developing a market for it, and a friend who has seen a kitchen with denim pine cabinets, says it is absolutely gorgeous!

We have it on the ceiling in our living room, I love the way it looks! Sphere: Related Content

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