Thursday, February 3, 2011

Storm is Over!!

Oh how I feel for my friends that had to put up with the freezing rain rather than our snow storm. I can handle snow but the freezing rain is something totally different. The storm started during the night. I was fine until the wind it powerful. That kept on until mid morning. The trip to the barn was not as bad as it could have been..but still it was not good. After the wind died down the snow really started to fall. The drifting had been bad then to add more snow made it even more so. None of this has been as bad as the winter we had several years ago so I really don't think I should complain. To those that got the snow rather than the freezing rain...oh my!! What we got was nothing compared to so many areas. Interesting winter isn't it..grrr!!
Here are a few pictures of the last day or so. Needless to say the horses were inside yesterday and were very happy to get out mid morning after it warmed up..another -23 when I got up..brrrr!!

Leah enjoyed a good roll after being in the barn for a day..I am sure felt good!! Murphy was getting set to do the same once he found a spot.

Gilly is 25yrs this year and the daughter of one of the original Welsh ponies bought from Mrs. Dupont in the USA many years ago. I think I was around 11 years then. How the breed has changed. They don't have the same look anymore sad to say. She is still a very pretty pony..with lots of attitude some Humm..she also needs a good brushing and her mane done, she is shedding already..does this mean an early spring??

Well I am off to the barn..lots of work to be done. Thank heavens for our wonderful boarders who make my life so much easier. They were awesome last weekend helping with the hay. We are all set!!

Lets hope this is the last of the severe storms for awhile. Enjoy the rest of the day!!


Delighted Hands said...

I don't miss doing the barn animals in a blizzard but I do miss the horse! Just so pretty against the snow!

Jackie said...

i never thought of horses rolling in the snow. I'd think they'd be cold and want to avoid doing something like that - I know I wouldn't want to do it.

Beverly said...

I love when you post your horse pics, Judi!!! they are adorable.

ButtonMad said...

Beautiful horses and a gorgeous pony - so different from the dry bush veld we get to ride in here in South Africa. Our horses wouldn't know what to make of snow!