Wednesday, December 1, 2010


When is this weather going to stop being so crazy?  My outdoor arena was flooded again...looked like a lake, and the water kept pouring in.

The horses just had to stay in this morning.  So, I picked the stalls and reset up the water and hay.  They are not used to this at all.

The dogs stayed in the house so L'orange Marmalade surfaced.

By the time I got back to the house it was snowing.  Let the dogs run around in the yard
for a few minutes.

Before long, the puddles disappeared.

Chorus started at 10.  We had a great rehearsal today.

On the way home, driving was a little difficult.  The streets felt like they were covered with grease...particularly in the village where no plowing had been done.

When I got home, I let the horses out (had to switch from sheets to their winter Rambos).  Put hay all over the place.


Had to go to the bank and Wegmans...decided to reclean the stalls when I got home.

The snow was very heavy.

By 3 the sun was trying to show itself.

After starting on dinner, I went out to do evening chores.  Of course I had to reclean the stalls and set everything up again.  Fortunately it didn't take that long.

For dinner, we had a salad....the winter version (no great tomatoes from the garden).

I made a pasta sauce using sweet Italian sausage and red peppers.  Such great flavor.

Gary had to go to the Alumni House to help set up a Christmas Tree and I vegged/talked on the phone.

My buddies are all pretty mellow in the evening.  They love the stove as much as I do.

Time for me to put some logs on the fire.

Night all.  It seems that winter has arrived.


Adirondackcountrygal said...

Great photos, enjoy the snow if you can!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Thanks Lori for the warm welcome.
I enjoyed your photographs tonight. I admire your work with the horses.

Victoria Cummings said...

I love that orange cat! He looks very happy to have found a safe welcoming new home. Cleaning the stalls twice gets you a gold star. Glad you could have a cozy evening by the fire.

Louise said...

Is Sidney staying small, or is Seymour growing into a very large cat? They look so cute cuddled together in that one picture. I think that, when you're caring for horses, the mud seasons in Spring and Fall are the worst times of all. It can be so hard to decide what to do with the horses.

Terry said...

The snow photos are beautiful! Yes, I know it's a pain, but it's so pretty!
Glad L'orange found a cozy new home before the snow.

Gayle said...

Sure makes a lot more work for you when you have to keep the horses in. Hopefully, they can keep going out now. Lots of wet heavy snow. Pretty, but I know the work it involves.

John Going Gently said...

lovely photos
marmalade ( the banner picture) looks remarkably like the slightly cross eyed stewardess Karen Black from airport 75

Susan Ellis said...

Great winter scenes...feels like mine minus the mucking out though...funny how winter settles us in, regardless of what we're doing -we all head for the warmth of the hearth at the end of the day. We've had snow, rain, sun, wind, rain, ice...crazy!

Leslie D. said...

Good grief I could not love this series of photos more. Such a remarkable slice of life and so easy for me to marvel here in un-snowy Monterey. Love that kitty! Growing up I had two cats named Marmelade and Peanut Butter.