I dressed for the weather and went out to the barn...didn't feel too bad. Decided to get my saddles and some other gear out of the tack room so it would not freeze on me during the upcoming week.
Loaded it into a big wheel barrow and aimed it toward the house.
I've been putting out extra hay and warm water...the girls have not complained.
So far I have washed saddle pads and saddle covers (bags). Now I have to clean two bridles, two hackamores and a bitless bridle...along with these two saddles (Steuben Tristan on the left and Albion SL on the right). It's going to take me half the winter. By then it will be warmer and more conducive to riding. Will I ever get the lead out?
Gary went to Java and Agape...I stayed home and started a fire...
and watched some of today's festivities.
This afternoon we went to a wake for an old friend who passed very suddenly.
Evening chores. The temperature had dropped and I am not looking forward to single digits.
I just might have to double blanket.
Comfort food tonight. Baked potatoes...
and an encore of apple/carrot/raisin salad.
Caught the PBS News and watched more of the inauguration.
Regardless of your political position...it is quite an amazing event. I was impressed with Obama's speech and hope that those elected officials in Washington can learn to work together. It's about time.
I was particularly impressed with this poem. If you did not hear it....find it.