Thursday, December 9, 2010
COLD, BRIGHT....AND IT DIDN'T SNOW!!!!
The good news! We did not have to shovel today.
It was a soft sunrise....not like the bright ones of last week. But I'll take it. Much better then the dark and snowy mornings we've been having.
By the time I finished hanging hay bags, the blue showed up full force.
Apparently the horses have been braving the deep snow and wandered out to the arena.
I tried to set some of the hay up in the sunniest part of the paddock.
Back in the barn, Sid was up in Abbe's window watching me clean her stall.
When I finished....the three Amigos followed me out of the barn and took drinks out of the water trough. They think I filled it for them.
I sure hope they can all swim....
Isn't that sunshine grand??????
Sidney retreated under the wheelbarrow, as L'orange and he got in a hissing contest.
Gary left at 9 this morning for two chorus performances. There was no way I could do the chores and be ready to go by then...so, I played hookie (how do you spell that).
After lunch I pickled the last of our beets....
...desperate for glass containers.
Just put them in the frig. They last for a long time, and we will use most of them Christmas Eve.
Around 2:30 I drove to Brockport for a little shopping and to get my last haircut fine tuned. I was letting it grow over my ears trying to go for a "wedge" and just could not get through the process. Fortunately Pat (who cuts my hair) let me walk in and she fixed me up....back to normal. Whew!
On the way home, the sky looked like this to the West. It was about 4pm.
When I pulled in the driveway, it looked like this to the East. Amazing.....
Evening chores at 5 and leftover casserole for dinner.
Now, I can't wait to take a hot shower.
Night all. We just might make it to 34 degrees tomorrow.
Special greetings to Sabine and her family in Germany! Good night.....