Saturday, January 30, 2010


Chilly willy! 0 at 7am.

Too cold for the dogs to come out to the barn with me.

First I dumped 3 gallons of hot water in the water trough and plugged in the heater. I left the plywood cover on it while I started chores so it would thaw and heat up more quickly.

I put all the hay in the front paddock as the sun was starting to come out and they could catch a break from all the wind we have been having.

There was no new snow, so I didn't have to shovel. Any break is a good one.

Late afternoon I had a grain delivery. Tipper road along.

Dick drives the it right up to the barn and carries it in for me. How lucky can I be?

Lots of blue skies.

This morning, the sun was barely out....

After chores I let the dogs run around for awhile...there are not too many days that they can't go out to the barn with me.

As the day went on it got brighter and brighter.

I think the temperature got up to about 15 degrees.

You know where I was....right next to the fire.

The Amarylis has really taken off.

Phoebe and Gucci kept me company.

Before I went out to do evening chores, the light was amazing.

By the time I got out there (5:00ish), it started to change.

The sun made all the difference today.

As expected, the horses left some of their hay. It takes awhile for them to get used to something different... I only have about 15 more of those bales.

Before you know it, it won't get dark until 6pm.

Got all the ponies tucked in for the night...

and headed back to the house.

I have not been able to get warm today...even with the fire. Time for a nice hot shower.
Night all.


Anonymous said...

It is lighter now, isn't it? One compensation to the rest of winter! Stay warm!

Jo said...

Oh wow, this is harsh. (spoken from a very warm North African winter) I just LOVE the bulging cheeks of your horse in the photo above. Beautiful photos, every one. Keep warm. (((Hugs))) Jo

Gayle said...

Today, it was zero here and people talked of warmth and light jackets. (We don't have wind, though). Your photos of snow and sun make me wish I had spent some time outside today, but I didn't. I find it amusing the horses are so picky about their hay...most animals aren't so.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Cold, but beautiful. Love visiting your farm :-).

Achieve1dream said...

Those flowers are beautiful. Great pictures! I love the one of the weather vane on the barn.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That fire shot is great! I can almost feel the warmth. I also like that last photo, too. Beautiful!

Phoebe and Gucci up on the sofa are just so dang cute!


B : ) said...

Love that shot of the pup running!