From the moment I looked out the (unfinished) bedroom window, I knew it was going to be a picture taking day. Took over 200 shots.
The sky was brilliant from the get go.
Once the sun was up, those icicles really started to melt.
A spotlight was on the kitchen stove.
Gucci was checking out the birds, patiently waiting for me to go out for chores.
When it looks like this, I go into high gear.
I did chores with Gary's help. Let some pigeons out of the indoor....Abbe assisted.
I put the pups in the house
and went out to attack the tack/gooming room.
Simplify, simplify, simplify.....
I put away as much as I could, and dumped a few things.
Did the final sweeping and headed back to the house.
What a day!
By now, it started warming up...
All the horses ended up sunbathing in the outdoor arena....
So I decided to take off their blankets until I put them in for the night.
They were happy campers.
Pony took a nap.
A nice break from the blankets.
They were all a bunch of hairy chubs.
Then it started....
Berlin was first.
She rolled....and finally got up.
Then she went to another spot and started all over again.
Free at last.....
Then Abbe started....
She really got into it.
It must have felt like a great back rub.
Who knows how many more times she did this after I went in.
This is one of my favorite shots of Dream.
Around 1:30 Karen came out with the girls and her friend Sharon (her Dressage teacher) for a tour of the farm. Ironically, Sharon had been here back in the early 90's for a clinic. She also has had her saddle flocked more than once, by Ann Forrest...the saddle fitter who has been coming here for about 10 years. Small world.
Here's the weather forecast for the week...I would love to have some of the snow disappear.
Went out to do evening chores around 5:30. Barb had already been here to groom Dream and put her blanket back on. One down, four to go.
You know who went with me.
The sky was still magnificent, but the temperature was dropping quickly.
The moon was high in the sky... not quite dark when I got in the house after 6.
Dinner? Veggie burgers with mushrooms and onions, roasted potatoes and a big salad. Jenny stopped up to drop off a movie and pick up some eggs (that I got across the street yesterday). Love having fresh eggs from happy chickens. We all had rice pudding for dessert.
I brought Bermuda in for over an hour and gave him a good brushing. Phoebe and Gucci are learning to be more tolerant.
Now I am out of gas. Night all. Yey! Tomorrow Gary will be finished with our bedroom and I can set it up.