Saturday, January 30, 2010
It's snowing again and we are MOSTLY snowed in. We could get out if we HAD to, but we don't, so we won't. The snow is about 6 inches deep, but it is still snowing so we'll see. It isn't a heavy snow but it is constant.
Lee and I went down to the barn in the 4 wheel drive farm truck...much warmer than the mule. It is no where near as bad as it was in December when the snow came up to the undercarriage! I had put the blankets on the "girls" Friday morning, so they were warm enough. So, we poisoned the horses and let them out and walk around.
OK. To be technical I put each horse in the cross ties and gave them each a tube of glop that is supposed to kill intestinal parasites and leave the horses intact. Libby takes it like a champ and Claire worries it and drools some of it on the ground. She walked out and started eating snow. It was too cold and snowy to leave them in the pasture.
We cleaned the stalls, gave them fresh food and water. They kept wandering in and out of the barn, so they weren't too upset to go back in their stalls. I gave them some special treats becasue they prefer to be out during the day. At least they got a little fresh air and were able to stretch their legs.
I took a few pictures, but it is hard to see any distance so I will put a few up and see how they turn out. Snow is blowing sideways onto the screen porch and it is on the table and the hammock. The cats wanted out, but came right back in. City cats!