It's so dark on these rainy mornings I don't wake up as early as I would on a bright day. It took me much longer to do chores as I had to brush each horse before I put on their rain sheets. Why do I do that? Because they are going to be outside all day...it was raining, windy and very cold. 4 out of 5 are between 24 and 30 years old and they do not need to be wasting their energy trying to keep warm. Big changes in temperature can also lead to colic. (Does this help, Gayle). Lucky for me, I can put their hay under a shed roof.
The dogs sure didn't like it. After 45 minutes they went up to the kitchen door and wanted to go inside where it was warmer. Gucci was shaking.
They were most happy to be in their comfort zone.
Yesterday I started moving chairs and tables into the indoor. Today when Gary got back from coffee, we moved the rest of the stuff inside.
Tomorrow I will wash everything off and cover the tables...do a little decorating...find something to use for centerpieces etc. I have a couple of rows of twinky lights that go down the center of the barn above the trusses. They give it a more festive look. Years ago, I had them all around the arena at the top of the kickboards...it looked like a night club. We have had many different bands here in the past...rock, country, Irish and more. Because it is a wooden barn, regardless of the temperature it stays pretty warm in there.
After lunch I did some errands....bank, haircut, Wegmans.
It was still raining and the temperature was 44.
Those yellow leaves were everywhere.
Lots of traffic with all the detours. Didn't get home until 5. Started dinner and went out to do chores.
GLOOMY. It's a good thing there was a nice fire going in the kitchen!
And tonight's dinner was...
Baked sweet potatoes...
And YUMMMMMM....BBQed boneless country ribs with onions, carrots and red peppers.
One of my favorite meals. I make some nasty BBQ sauce.
And now, a very hot shower. Have to get out to that fire. Night all.