Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.  We celebrated by putting blankets on everyone.  We had put sheets on a few horses a couple of times, but otherwise had entirely avoided blankets until Christmas.  So the horses all got their blankets put on them for Christmas.  They then proceeded to see how quickly they could get their blankets disgustingly dirty.  Sigh, the first and last time to handle clean blankets this season.  

We are finally getting some winter weather. Our forecast has been all over the place for today and tonight.  I would love to have the job of a weather forecaster since being accurate has nothing to do with job performance.  Yesterday afternoon through mid morning today we had cold rain, hence the waterproof blankets, then a few flurries today.  I guess we may not be getting the potential half inch of snow accumulation that was originally predicted. Regardless snow flurries were spotted at the farm at one point today.  It only lasted a few minutes but they were there, so it counts as our first snow of the year.   

I think the reason we don't do cold well in this area is because you never get adapted to it.  It goes straight from warm to cold, then goes back to warm, etc.  Then again I liked winter even less when I lived in Vermont and the only question worth asking was not "will it be cold?" but "how cold will it be?"  I'm officially counting the days until March, come on spring!!


T minus 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 until every single blanket is filthy; Moe and Homer are the rollers, Levendi and Trigger are looking for the perfect spot to roll

another dirty blanket contest; B-Rad, Alex, Darby and Chili

I told Apollo he looked like he was ready to go to a disco

Grand and Elfin


Lily napping in the sun (which is now absent) with Silky grazing behind her




Winston and Faune


Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Why is it so hard to reconcile with the fact that blankets will just get dirtier... and dirtier. Thank goodness there's only one horse to clothe here. ;D

Hope your Christmas was great, and I wish you all the best in the New Year!

EvenSong said...

I am SO with you on the waiting for March! We had 6 inches of sn*w here Sunday night, and another couple on Christmas day. That's enough--I've got the driveway and barnyard all plowed, and if it would stay at this for a month or two, I could manage, I suppose. But when it thaws back to mud season, then get cold again, then thaws, and freezes, and thaws and freezes... BLECH!
Loved the Christmas photos of Carter!

Fort Western Stores said...

So many horses to cover! I can't imagine what it's like to get the blankets clean come spring time.

Bif said...

Yeah, I broke down and bought a test size blanket for the mini donks. Soon, they'll have a better wardrobe than me!

The donkeys TELL ME they need them. Granted, they are desert creatures, and can handle cold temperatures, but not cold temperatures AND damp at the same time. They don't have an undercoat like horses.

They'll have a nice wardrobe, and I won't have a bank account ;-) Because you just KNOW I'll end up getting them a heavyweight, a midweight, a rain sheet... times 3 (or maybe 4, fat donkey won't like to be left out)... plus a spare or three for when things get soaked.


Vivian, Apollo's Mom said...

Sorry Apollo! That blanket is really ugly but there is not much of a choice in size 86"!