Tuesday, December 14, 2010
TIP OF THE ICEBURG....
I put on my new pink (already dirty) Muck Boots and shoveled my way out to the barn.
Fortunately, Gary created a path before going down to the village.
I don't think L'orange has been coming up to the house at night....he was waiting for me when I opened the door. He has two crates full of straw (covered with rugs)...gets warm water twice a day and has access to the warm basement 24/7. His choice. I swear he has doubled his weight since he arrived at the farm.
The ponies got extra hay today...it's so darn cold.
I left the water trough partially covered to keep more of the heat in.
Gary helped me finish the stalls and I helped him finish shoveling the driveway...of course there is more snow falling. I could not believe they opened the schools today. The roads were covered with snow and the visibility was not very good at all.
The dogs ran around while we shoveled for a short period of time, but this was definitely an indoor day.
I tried to get a shot of some geese flying overhead but it didn't work. The sun was covered with layers of snow.
So much for this morning...will add more later.
I'm back! It's almost 7:30 pm and I just finished shoveling the driveway for the second time today...and it is still snowing.
The roads were so bad I did not want anyone to drive out to the farm for class, but Mel had left before I reached him and showed up for a 1 on 1. He finished his fox drawing in colored pencil. So different, with all the oranges.
I find it hard to believe that Sid and Seymour think going in deep snow is fun. It was not even 10 degrees when they wanted to go out. Of course they went down in the basement for the rest of the afternoon. Bermuda probably liked the company.
Barb had chore duty tonight, but I went out about 4:15 and put the horses in early. They braved the weather all day and were not smart enough to hang out in the indoor.
The lense on my camera was messed up from the snow, so things were not looking too crisp.
But you sure can feel what it was like here.
Just another lovely fall day in Western New York.
At least I didn't have to make anything for dinner...we had lomain and chicken Helen leftover. I mixed up some oranges and bananas on the side and it was a no brainer. Tasted great.
Below are a couple videos of King Mustafa for Barb. When I put the other horses in, he was not paying attention and could not find them. He went back to the outdoor arena (who would know with all that snow) and called for them. And now, for today's weather....
Here is the second one. Mustafa is a 17 hand Hanovarian...age 23 and gorgeous. Sweet too.
I am so stiff from all the shoveling today, a hot shower is in order. Hope you are warmer than we are! Night all.