In my world there is no more soothing an activity than working inside a barn or shed while listening to rain roll off a steel roof. It's a rural right of passage that I appreciate all the more since I know exactly what it feels like to be stuck outside working in crummy weather all day, soaked to the skin no matter what I'm wearing.
One of the rainy day projects Melissa and I have on our radar screen this year is making some heavy duty blanket racks for our main barn. I'm not much of a fan of most commercial blanket racks that you can buy locally or online. They seem to be cheaply made, expensively priced and are nowhere near long enough for our applications. I've toyed in my head with a variety of designs but right now I favour six to ten foot lengths of 3/4 inch iron or steel pipe anchored to the wall at both ends with 12" lengths of chain.
What do you do to amuse yourself during the off season when you can't work outside because it's rainy, damp and cold ?
Lucky and Lightening
Silver and George
Calimba, MyLight and Cinnamon
Lily and Traveller
Tony and Baby
Fabrizzio leading the way in followed by Walden, Thor, Noble, Merlin, O'Reilly, Slinky and Snappy
Largo napping with Bergie pawing around behind him preparing to join him
Leo found a scratching post