As everyone knows it’s been a hellish winter with ridiculously low temps and lots of snowfall. Haven’t been able to do anything with the horses except groom occasionally. I think they spend their days trying to keep warm by eating as much hay as possible. We've got a hay delivery on the way so we don't run out and they can keep munching to their hearts content. They are so bored I feel sorry for them.
It’s been so frigid that four out of six automatic waterers in the barn froze along with the water in the tack room. So the bucket brigade from the house to the barn was in full force for a while. The lines did un-freeze for a day but then refroze again the next day. We were lucky that we were able to get the tack room sink pipes thawed so it’s much easier to fill the buckets at night. The puzzling part of the waterers is that the heaters are still working. So in our infinite wisdom of “all things concerning plumbing” we’ve decided that the pipes in the ground must have frozen in the extreme cold.
Since there is no way to control the weather I’m of the opinion that we just go with the flow and keep hoping for an early Spring. It’s got to get here sooner or later.
Here are some pictures of life around here lately:
|These three cardinals show up everyday for some seed and suet|
|It can be lonely and cold waiting for a turn at the food in a snowstorm|
|"I'm looking at you. You looking at me?"|
|Gunnar taking a nap. Yes, he's cute...if you like cute!|
|I don't know what animal made these footprints outside the back door...and I don't want to meet it either!|
Quotes for Today:
February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.