This gallery documents the first year in our new home and property in New Hampshire, beginning in late September, 2010. Comments and inquiries are always welcome.
The most recent entries appear on Gallery Page 1. To view earlier entries, click a later Gallery Page number. For a larger view, click an image.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Horses Lie Down
...but not very often.
This image is actually from Friday when Caspian decided to have a little siesta. Aside from rolling, it's the first time I've ever seen him actually lying down. I guess he couldn't resist the warm spring sun, although it's an indication that he is starting to feel more secure in his new surroundings. Nevertheless, notice that his head is still up and his eyes are watchful.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Red Maple Removal
I've always been partial to maple trees, unfortunately Red Maples are poisonous to horses and we have a lot of them here. Those situated around the paddock are on the smaller side but still require a lot of work to remove. Fortunately I was able to remove the bulk of them in three afternoons, before they had a chance to bud and leaf. This picture shows the tops from today's trees.
Friday, April 15, 2011
With the snow pretty much gone, it's time to explore anew. While rooting around in an overgrown cellar hole, I came across this old, rusty Krueger beer can. Not sure how old this is, but I don't think Krueger beer has been produced for some time.
It's hard to believe that we have passed the half-way mark of the first year. Now that spring is finally here, I'd like time to slow down a little!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Spring has truly arrived when the Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) start chirping. My video making skills leave much to be desired, but I couldn't resist recording the sound of these tiny frogs with big voices during their evening serenade. Please be sure your volume is turned up.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ah! I wondered where that wheelbarrow had disappeared to. Hiding underneath all that snow.
Rather a raw and wet day today, but the snow is shrinking fast. The run-in shed, quickly built last November, performed exceptionally well through the hard winter. Dry, sturdy, and the blocks on the high end didn't heave. Perhaps I'll get some real footings in this year...or maybe I'll just stick with the blocks!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
It's almost time to retire the winter boots.
Monday, April 11, 2011
A Spring Evening
This image shows some of the remaining snow in the horse paddock and a southerly view of the clearing beyond the stone wall. The big pine tree that dominated here was double-trunked and seamed and had to be taken down for safety reasons. Choose X2 for best viewing.
70 degrees F (21 C) today and the snow cover is shrinking.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Tug of War
I caught this Robin pulling worms in the open areas of the front yard this afternoon.
Another 60 degree F day, with clouds and light showers in the evening. A possible record high temperature predicted for tomorrow. We'll see.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Must Be Spring!
Though still snowbound on the east, north and west sides, we are gaining significant ground in the south-facing front yard. Some daffodils are getting ready to put in an appearance.
Near 60 degrees F today with sun.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Because of the heavy mud I parked at the bottom of the driveway last night. This morning the pitch from the pine logs made for an interesting subject while the car warmed up. Bala Lumber came today and took all the pine logs away.
On another positive note, the Red Sox beat the Yankees today, 9-6, in the Fenway home opener!