How do people handle frigid temperatures for long periods of time? As I am writing this, my computer says the temperature in Brockport is around 3!
This morning was pretty crispy too.
Jill came over to help with chores. It is so nice to have company. By the way, she adopted a Golden Retriever from Lollypop Farm...He is 10 years old and had been living at a dump for two months. Now he (Chester) is going to be loved and well cared for...I can't wait to meet him.
On days like this I'm sure Belle, Berlin and Abbe appreciate being fed their hay under the shed roof.
In the past there have been too many to fit there peacefully.
I put about 4 gallons of hot water in the trough after I plugged in the heater. Then, covered 2/3 of it with a piece of plywood. It really helped warm things up pretty quickly so the ponies would want to drink it. This is such an important time for them to have their beet pulp too.
Class today. Tina got down to business while Judy and Donna figured out what they were going to start on next.
Phoebe was most happy to be inside and on the couch.
Sorted out the roses that were given to us on Christmas Eve and cut off the stems to see if I can get them to last a little longer.
Of course, the pups had to get their treats before the crew left class.
Fortunately we were spared again. Only got a little snow.
We fluctuated between flurries and sun...and the sun won out by late afternoon.
I started going through our Christmas cards before putting them away, and hands down! This is one of my all time favorites... painted by Brenda Cretney. I've shown you her work before.
She really knows what she's doin'.
Seymour was lovin' his view from the kitchen....just above the heater.
Out to do chores around 5. Those extra minutes of light are creeping up on us and I could not be happier.
Set up the grain and called the ponies.
Seeing that we were more than ready to get back to eating normal meals, I decided to get out some homemade sauce from the freezer and invited Sally and Judy over for dinner. Judy couldn't make it, so Bill came over. He is one of Gary's Java/yoga/walking pals.
The usual big salad....
A new kind of pasta (to us). Spinach and zucchini wheels topped with sauce and cheese.
Grilled the bread and we were good to go.
I don't want to see anything that has sugar in it for a long time.....