Thursday, February 29, 2024

A Major Change in the Weather

 Single digits.

A different look this morning.

So windy and cold I put the hay for the boys behind the grooming room.

Sidney joined Little Wonder in the stalls this morning.

At one I was at the Library playing bridge and came in last....again.
By the time I got back to the farm the snow was almost all gone but it was still freezing.

Fortunately Sidney chose to spend the day in the house.

Loving that late afternoon sun.
I felt sorry for the boys and put them in a little early with some warm bran mash mixed in with their grain.

Of course they had to have their carrots.

Before going to bridge I thawed out some Naan bread and the leftover pizza sauce.  I never have time to start a regular dinner on bridge days.

So good.
Night all.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Blowin' in the Wind

The barn temperature last night was 50 degrees and it held until this morning.  We had I high of 66 and it's going to drop to 20.  Yikes!

I got everything ready for our she sings practice, then checked on the ponies and they were under the shed roof chowing.  Also grabbed some bran out of the feed room so I could have it ready for their evening meal.

All the band members were here by 1pm to set up.  Acoustic today so that was easy.
We worked on several new songs and it was frustrating.
By 2pm the temperature had dropped quite a bit and it was very windy.  We have been having high wind warnings and some friends in Kendall have no power.  Anyway....I took a quick break from music and put Rebel and Buddy in their stalls.  Big drops and colic make me nervous!

The practice ended up being good for me as I played the bass on every song....most of which I had never played before.  It's getting easier.

Everyone was gone by 4:30.

I went back out to the barn after I made a nice warm bran mash.  Put the Rambos on the boys and turned them out for a few minutes while I reset their stalls.

Dinner was an instant replay.  I needed more pasta and had no fat I broke up some lasagna into little pieces and it worked out well.
Hopefully we won't lose power or have any wind damage.
Night all.