As much as I would like to get off this crazy train that has become the weather the last couple of weeks I am, unfortunately, still aboard. The last 36 hours were bizarre. We basically had four seasons packed into the span of one day yesterday.
This picture floating around facebook pretty much nails our weather over the last 36 hours. I think we had all of this in our forecast from Wednesday morning through Thursday.
Yesterday morning it started off quite pleasant. We reached our high temperature for the day at about 10am, I believe it was 68F/20C. There were occasional light rain showers but it was warm and not unpleasant. This was nice since we spent the first half of the day yesterday with the farrier.
In case you missed it I will repeat that we hit our high temperature for the day at about 10am, and the temperature continued to drop all day long. We finished up with the farrier right at lunchtime. We were watching the farrier truck drive away when the skies opened up and torrential rain began pounding down. If it had to happen at least it happened after we were done with the farrier.
I'm not exactly sure how much rain we got yesterday afternoon and through the early evening, but judging from the amount of water in the bucket I left outside of one of the barns I would say about two inches. The ground was so saturated it was crazy and the water was just running off.
The temperature continued to fall all day and through the night. At about 9pm the temperature dipped below the freezing mark. Thankfully the precipitation had become much more sporadic with no downpours by that point as things switched from rain to snow and sleet.
We woke up this morning to another winter wonderland. In March. In the south. What the what is going on here anyway?? Back on topic we had maybe an inch of snow (2.5cm) but I think it was actually less than that. Regardless it was cold and we had winter precipitation in March. When we were feeding this morning it was sleeting for a little awhile. Awesome.
Every cloud does have its silver lining and I will say the horses presented me with lots of photo ops today. My cheap point-and-shoot camera doesn't particularly like taking action shots when there is no sunlight so the picture quality isn't great. That is a real shame because the subject matter was wonderful. I will admit it was fun watching the horses act like a bunch of schoolkids excited to be skipping school for a snow day. Below is a small sampling of what we saw around the farm today. Enjoy the pictures, I took a lot of them!
Remmy and Hesse
Gus, Asterik and Gibson
Donneur and Romeo
Fabrizzio rolling while Walden and Duesy make preparations to roll
Walden rolling, Duesy getting ready to roll
Remmy and Bruno
Hesse and Lucky
Merlin and Fabrizzio
Bruno bucking, Remmy and Hesse rolling
Remmy and Hesse
Lighty, Dutch and Renny heading somewhere in a hurry
Taco and Lighty being wild
Murphy on the run
Sam and Africa on the run
Oskar and Donovan
Oskar, Rubrico and Clayton were being hyper . . .
. . . Oskar and Rubrico both went up
Leo and Thomas
it is hard to see it but Thomas has all four feet off the ground in this picture; he was doing a spin jump
Leo and Tony
Moe and Grand
Hemi and Rip
Stormy and Johnny
River and Largo
Griselle and Sparky