Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rain

Although rain might not seem like an exciting topic, it is a very thrilling one for us. Our area is in the midst of a terrible drought, and for the last 90 days alone we are at a rain deficit of 11 inches. We had gotten into a pattern where every time we had measurable precipitation in our forecast everyone got very excited, we would watch the system move towards us on the radar, and then ultimately watch all of the rain disappear before it reached our area. Thus we had gotten to the point where we didn't even get excited about rain in the forecast anymore since it never actually materialized. 

We had rain in our forecast for Monday evening and again for Tuesday evening, with the potential for up to three inches of rain. In a strange reversal of roles I was the pessimist, and Jason was convinced that this time it was actually going to rain. Jason was right. Between our two rain events we got about 2.5 inches of rain. Since we've had less than an inch of rain over the last 3.5 months we were ecstatic. I had forgotten how pleasant a steady rain on a metal could sound. 

The horses were equally ecstatic. After a long stretch with no mud, and not even any wet dirt, there was a lot of rolling, splashing in puddles, and general cavorting. The ground was so hard that at first we had a lot of puddles, but 24 hours after it stopped raining the ground is so dry it has absorbed most of the water like a sponge. I was even seeing isolated spots of dust this afternoon.  Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of our drought. 

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Romeo and Gibson having fun




Miel and Mick



Bruno and Merlin


River


Walon


Wilson and Donovan


Trigger and King


Cisco and Moe


Duesy, Baner, Remmy and Merlin


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Pictures

Taco and Happy

Maisie, Cuffie and Dawn

Dawn and Maisie

Norman and Cinnamon

Paramount

Walden, Baner and Hesse

Walon was happy it rained

Blu and Digby having fun



Lofty and Faune

Dolly

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Stills

Sabrina keeps an eye on things while Bonnie, Sparky and Timbit nap


Rocky, Rubrico and Donovan


Taco and Miel


Happy and Nemo


River and Roho


Bruno and Remmy


Cino and Merlin


Sam and Sebastian


King is a new face on the farm


Paramount is also a new face on the farm

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

To our friends near and far, we wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving! 

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Gus and George


Donneur and Lofty


Cino and Walden


Cocomo and Asterik


Charlotte and Dawn


Cinnamon and Renatta


Baby


Chance and Trigger


Lightning and Havana


Lighty and Johnny



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday Pictures


Sabrina and Sparky

Duesy and Merlin

Rip and Grand

Norman

Dolly and Traveller

Sam, Mick, Johnny and Happy

Lighty and Nemo

pretty sunrise

Trigger and Chance


Donneur and Romeo