When I get to the barn, I throw open the two front doors...turn on the light near the stalls, go into the feed room and prepare breakfast for Abbe and Berlin. While they eat, I set up their hay under the shed roof and prepare the grain for the night feed.
I also put beet pulp pellets in a container and take it in the house to soak it, so it's not freezing later.
This is Sidney's feeder. Seymour works on it too.
The horses go out and I clean the stalls, setting up the hay for later.
Because they are spoiled rotten, I open the side door to the indoor for them. They only seem to go in there to roll.
This run-in is also available, which I opened on the way out to the barn.
For now I set a bucket of water near the doors to the barn.
They also have a water trough (set up with a heater when it starts to freeze).
The temperature had dropped more than 40 degrees so I put on their winter Rambos.
Perfect conditions for colic.
Do you have a radio that collects dust like this? Music makes doing chores even better.
All done. Gary will dump the wheelbarrow for me later.
Back to the house for a quick shower.
After chorus today, we performed at the Senior Center.
Santa was there.
Ate lunch, back to the farm...then to Agape. I was not in the mood, but Gary put the peer pressure on me.
Home a little before dark and went out to do chores.
The barn was fairly cozy compared to outside. This cold is going to take some getting used to.