Every morning my routine is the same. I wake up just before the darkness disappears...let the dogs out and the cats in. Feed the dogs, feed the cats. Put on my long underwear and sweats, fill up two gallon jugs with hot water, grab a couple carrots and the soaked beet pulp, put on my hat, coat, boots and gloves...put coats on the dogs and go out to the barn. Gary comes out a few minutes later. First I turn on the lights by the stalls, then the light and radio in the feed room, where I add supplements and beet pulp to the grain. Top it off with a carrot and serve it to my girls. While they are eating, I set the hay up outside and clean out their grain buckets, setting them up for the evening feed. Also get the beet pulp ready to take in the house and soak it. By then it's time for Abbe and Berlin to go out under the shed roof for breakfast. Abbe is always done first as she only gets a tuna fish can of Safe Choice while Berlin gets a pound. (In the winter, I do give them more beet pulp). This morning she was trying to rush Berlin.
As I have said many times, that shed roof is about the best thing we ever did. Protection year 'round.
Gary helped me with stalls and we were outathere very quickly.
Got a little dusting of snow last night. It's getting colder and colder.
The girls spent time in the pasture eating iced grass.
Went down to Agape at about 10. Gary showed up then too (after going to Java for coffee).
I'm just about at 15 minutes on the eliptical with a goal of 20.
Home in time for lunch....
and made the mistake of putting by butt to the fire. Before I knew it I felt like a wet noodle and was ready for a nap. My pals must have felt the same way.
The light was very purplish tonight when I went out to do evening chores.
Tucked the girls in around 5:30.
Thanks to Carrie (who sent me home with a ton of food last night) dinner was a no brainer.
Thought I would try the Flour City Pasta Sally gave us....
It was great.
Finally, I'm going to grab a very hot shower.