July 21, 2016

The Oasis at Geek Acres

Right on the edge of our property is a little grove of trees.  It's nice and shady most of the time and a perfect relaxing hammock location.  At our house in CO I hung a hammock between our little apple trees and would love just chilling out listening to the wind and birds.  Here it's even more serene being in the country with less traffic noise.

It was over grown with underbrush so Steve got his handy chain saw out and went to work while I helped and hauled some mulch.


It was a lot to trim up and haul away but it's wonderful being all open now!


It's funny our little snake friend came out from the woods to inspect it and curl up on the edge of the shade when we were done.  I didn't want to disturb him so I didn't get a picture, plus we were ready to leave and go shower inside our cool house.



The next weekend after our mulch was layed down we hung up our hammocks.  Steve has a camping one that hugs you and I have a classic woven lounger with wooden ends.  It was very peaceful and well deserved to take a break on afternoon.  Seems all we've done with summer so far is mow and do another project....soon to be posted.


Steve even made hammocks for our beers!  We brought a cooler full of drinks and spent a couple hours napping in "The Oasis".  I'll have to bring a book sometime too.  The horses were in Westeros, the pasture closest to the grove, and were very interested in watching us hammocking.  Chance was also a little curious and worried about Spencer who happened to have a cone on his head because of stitches.


You know what the coolest thing is?  If you build something awesome in your yard...gnomes always seem to find a way to enjoy it with you!

July 20, 2016

July 09, 2016

Fencing Around the Shed

We decided to expand the fencing around the run-in shed.  Chance has been kicked in the chest in the past and I think this is one area where he can easily get cornered so I wanted to have a full circle of open space around the run-in shed available.  We will be eventually redoing all the fencing (except the wooden fences) to an electric rope.



It looks really nice I think and I may even paint the t posts white so we have a nicer, uniform look.  It was a several hour project so not too difficult.  We still need to build a section of wooden fence and then have a plan for expanding the wormhole.  I'll post on that soon.  We should get some of these little projects done by the end of summer but the next post.....that next one is a doozy though....

I'll leave you hanging with anticipation about that project!!

July 04, 2016

Dewormings

It has been a long while since I"ve posted!  Been a lot going on with work and working around Geek Acres.  The rains have come and we are fighting weeds plus having lots of good grass grow too.  The ponies are doing very well and living the life of luxury. I can't remember the last time I rode!

They had their spring shots and I just wormed them today.  Flies are a bit of an issue that we are working on.  We have a couple evil horse flies, didn't have that much in dry Colorado.  I'm trying various traps and a concentrated fly spray plus apple cider vinegar too.  Chance is really chill about everything.  I have to worm and he's just like....


Whereas Dani is like.....


So I used a worming bit for her and give her apples after.  It makes it so I don't have deworming juice all over me!


She's always happy afterwards and thinks it wasn't so bad but man....that mare sometimes!  LOL.


We have some unexpected projects coming up which I will post.  They were expected but have been moved to the forefront due to recent activities.  All is going well though, love my job, love my ponies and the little acreage we call home.  I will try to be better about posting now that I have my work schedule figured out.  Plus it's starting to get into the hot and humid season so I may not be out with the horses as often hence more time to blog....about what I'm not so sure...I'll be better though!

Happy 4th of July to my fellow United States friends!

June 15, 2016

June 12, 2016

Serene Sunday


We have tons of toads everywhere and this little guy.  I need to figure out what he is....love my little amphibian friends

June 02, 2016

May 11, 2016

Oops

It's been a busy week and a half.  Started my new job and in training.  Loving what I'm learning though!  This past weekend we spent catching up on mowing.  We are over run with buttercups and other weeds, so are the neighbors.  


I had a little mishap with the mower on the hill in one of our pastures.  It's a scary hill that I don't like to ride the mower on and from now on will have the hubby do it.  I was going straight down but then slipped in mud.  At least the board already got a mark from us to be replaced and the mower still runs.  Ugh!


I'd like to post more but just don't have the time.  I'll catch up soon!

May 02, 2016

Hello Mister Snake

If it's not hurting me or my babies, poisonous or destroying my property I'm fine with it.  Plus I love snakes.  This guy is a black rat snake I think.  He was chilling on the driveway when a UPS guy came by.  He asked if I was okay with snakes.  I wonder what he thought of the silly women still lounging in her pajamas that came running out to look at the snake and take pictures.  


The guy left but the snake stayed for a while and didn't seem too bothered by me.  I thought he was very handsome!



April 30, 2016

First Crop at Geek Acres!

Our first crop to sprout at Geek Acres is Hops!  I think that fits for us....


We have a section of the yard tarped over right now with compost and will be fencing it off with tall electric to prevent deer, some railroad ties and then of course a cute picket fence to deter critters....including our dogs that think everything should be peed on!  I doubt we'll get to planting this year, maybe some fall veggies we'll see.