Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Still Buried in Snow

These are more of Dave's snow pics. This is also part of what Legs sees looking out of his stall, just a different angle. The round pen looks innocent enough but there's a sheet of ice underneath that now that's about 3 inches thick definitely not safe for horses. Trouble is definitely missing his turnout time in there. He normally is terrorizing Doc in there each day as they hang close to Tango getting acquainted with him as a future pasture mate. Ice skating has never been my thing so probably not safe for humans either.

In the front of the round pen is one of the blue barrel I have for the horses to play with. It looks pretty lonely there laying on it's side covered in show.
This is the immediate view Legs can see to his left. That's the hay barn with additional stalls and behind it the boys' barn where Rhet, Storm, Suede and Reflection live. The broodmares are in the same barn as Legs. No pics of that this time around and I'm not going out in the cold to get them this time around. For some reason I just cannot get warm so I'm staying inside as much as I can.

Too bad Dave cut off my truck in this shot. We had so much snow the pickup bed was full and even over flowing. I don't recall when or even if we've ever had this much snow in one day.
The main roads aren't too bad during the day because of traffic warming them up. At night they are treacherous and I'm really glad I don't have an AM commute. Those have been a nightmare.
The temperatures have been in the teens at night. With wind chill I have no idea but it's darn cold. Way colder than I'm used to so underneath the fluffy white stuff is a treacherous layer of ice. The ground was really saturated before the snow so now underneath the fluffy white stuff there is a treacherous layer of ice. If it wasn't for that ice, I'd be putting horses out to play in the show but it would be asking for trouble. That's one of the bad things about this place. There'll be no riding here until the conditions are safe.
Dave is still driving me to work. I am scheduled for a full shift tonight. Then the early shift on Black Friday. Normally, that's a day I stay away from stores so it will be interesting to see how I survive.


  1. Unbelievable, but very pretty when it's in pictures. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving anyway. Black Friday should be interesting, I've never been to a store either, do all my shopping on line. Get out the thermal underwear and hang in there.

  2. Working Black Friday!!! sounds like a baptism by fire!

  3. That's a lot of snow! I wouldn't let the horses out either, that looks dangerous. I don't miss driving in it either. Hope it clears up soon.

  4. Oh, it makes me cold just looking at it! And I know you don't get the kind of weather that we do here, so it is really weird to see it as we have yet to have our first snow storm.

    My weather bug says 16 degrees right now. It's here.

    Thanks for sharing your pics.

  5. wow that is sure alot of snow, to bad about the ice too, I'm sure they would have fun playingin it.
    Good luck working the Black Friday shift, should be busy busy busy!

  6. Sure, I give you sunsets, you give me objectionable white stuff! Okay, there was no sunset, but there was sun...

    And before your heart skips too many beats, it's 1 horse per 100 acres there, in terms of what the land will support. So...year round feeding (but at half the cost!)

    Hope your Thanksgiving is full of blessings, my friend!

  7. My god that is a lot of snow...

  8. MiKael - The whole world is upside down! I have enough trouble dealing with two horses when it snows. I can't imagine how hard it is to have 30! Hope you had a restful Thanksgiving with some time to put your feet up. Good luck on Black Friday!

  9. The pictures are lovely but I really don't think I could deal with it in real life!