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Friday, December 31, 2010

THE COUNTDOWN....

A dramatic start to the day with those early morning skies I posted.  Other than being milder, chores were nothing out of the ordinary.  Barb has me totally spoiled since she has been helping me everyday for over a week (during her vacation).

The weatherman said it hit 51 degrees today.  Took the blankets off the ponies to give them a chance to do whatever.





















































































































































































 Barb made sure we removed any manure that was missed in the paddock when it was full of snow.

















At this rate, there should be no white stuff by morning.




















 With melting....comes muddy feet.


















 Did a few things in the house (computer stuff)....



































 Then I drove down to the car wash.

My car is now temporarily clean...inside and out.


















Back at the ranch...more and more snow was melting.   Part of the time it was grey and part of the time it was sunny.




































The ponies rolled in the indoor and stayed clean....except for King Mustafa!  He decided to roll in the soaking wet outdoor arena as well as out back.


















Barb had chore duty tonight, so I sat by the fire reading magazines.  Dinner was easy.  I defrosted Swedish Meatballs from Christmas Eve and turned it into Swedish Meatball Stroganoff.  


















Served it with green beans, a carrot and apple salad (too lazy to go to the store for greens), and pickled beets.


















It's not even 7 o'clock and I'moutahere!  Don't know about you, but we plan to hang tight this evening.  No party time for the Skoogs.  Quiet and peaceful sounds just right.

I want to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  Don't forget to enjoy....

Night all.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy ponies! May all you and yours have a very lovely New Year!

Michelle said...

No partying for us either. We usually just hangout for new year's eve. Have a great 2011!

Terry said...

Is that green grass I see? I'm so jealous!

Gail said...

It warmed here and brought the storms with it. Tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri...we missed them.

Happy New Year, no parties for us, either.

Gayle said...

No wild times here either!! LOL Four of the five kids home...the nearly 18 found us too dull. Happy New Year. Looking forward to another 365 days of The Skoog Farm.

Sandra said...

Wishing you a happy, healthy, joyous and peaceful New Year!

Sally said...

Happy 2011...Looking forward to more of the busy life and adventures from The Skoog Farm Journal. Thanks, Lori!

Oak Creek Ranch said...

Happy New Year Lori! I'm looking forward to your blogs in 2011.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Lori. We spent a very quiet night as well. :)

Sharon Creech said...

Do not know how you do it--all your chores plus whipping up yum-looking meals! Happy New Year!