Saturday, February 4, 2023

Clam Chowder or Corn Chowder?

A gorgeous sunrise today....4 below zero and that was without the wind.

Little Wonder was not happy about staying in the house when I went out to do chores.
Just too cold....especially for his feet.  Had to be at least 15 below with the wind.
The barn temperature was 6 degrees so we figured it was better for the ponies to be sheltered behind the indoor with the sunshine while they ate their hay.

At 11:30 there was no more sunshine so they went back in their stalls.  By then the temperature in the barn was 11 degrees.
Jenny called and wanted to bring dinner up tonight, so Gary and I did a little work around the house.

Janet arrived around 3 and let the horses back out.  Then she picked the stalls and I did not have much to do when I got out there at 4:15.

The ponies were hanging out in the back part of the outdoor arena....the sunny spot.

Eventually they made it to the front paddock.

At last!  Little Wonder was able to go out to the barn with me.  Earlier we went to Tractor Supply to pick up some sale items and he was able to walk around for awhile without having cold feet.

(My computer screen)
Dinner was a piece of cake.  Jenny and Scott brought everything and we supplied gingerbread for dessert.
We had a choice....clam chowder or corn chowder, ham and cheese paninis and a fruit salad.

And then, the gingerbread cupcakes with whipped cream.
When we finished eating, moved over by the fire and relaxed.
A great way to spend the evening.
Night all.


Friday, February 3, 2023

Thar She Blows....

Starting with last night at 11.

Once again, I am in awe of the photos taken with my iPhone in the dark.
Gary and I took hot water out to the barn to make sure the horse's water buckets were not frozen....and they weren't!  We topped them off anyway.  

I gave them some carrots....

So surprised that the temperature was 29 in the barn.  By then, the wind had really kicked up.
This morning the temperature outside was 7 and the wind chill was -13.  It was a lot colder than that tonight.
The horses were out for over an hour while we cleaned the stalls and set them up again.

They were more than happy to go back in their stalls for the day.

More hot water.

The cats were very happy to enjoy the warmth of the house.

Gary and Little Wonder took a nap....
and I made some gingerbread cupcakes.

At 2:30 I had an appointment with a chiropractor....have not been to one for way over a decade.
I loved the fish tank he had in the reception area.
Hopefully he can get my screwed up old body into a better place.
It was blowing a lot on my way home.

Janet arrived around 4:15 and once again the ponies were turned out.  Before they came back in, they spent some time in the indoor eating hay while we got the stalls cleaned and reset.

As you can see, they were very interested in getting back in their stalls.
Tonight it's only 10 degrees inside the barn.
Comfort food for dinner.
Roasted potatoes, corn salad and sloppy Joes.

Night all.  I really need some sleep.