Monday, December 7, 2009

It

Stepping outside this morning, I saw this...

...and this...

We didn't want our son driving through it...

...so he left his car buried under it and took the bus to school. The roads have been quiet. I've only seen a few school buses with chains and pick up trucks with snow tires passed by the house.

Feeding the horses was no fun since I had to dig underneath that tarp...

Then I entered each of the horses' stalls with my trusty hammer and broke the ice in their troughs. They are really good about not letting that racket phase them anymore.

The dogs' igloo really looks like an igloo...

No more mowing lawns this year...

No more exercising and lifting weights outdoors...

No more sitting on the patio...

Though with my nosy neighbors, I didn't do it often anyway.

No more warm feet...

Brrrrrrrrr.

14 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Oh do I hear you on that , got nearly a foot of snow Fri,Sat then wind ,now freezing cold. Woke up to -31C this morning

Breathe said...

Girl, I am convinced. If I ever live some where that cold, I'm boarding my horses.

I'm such a weather wimp.

Shirley said...

Winter is coming on strong, isn't it. I think it is starting a little later than normal here, we still have no snow but there is a nasty east wind today. You must have those weights where Nosy Neighbors can't see them!

Katharine Swan said...

We are in the middle of some atrociously cold weather here in Denver. Right now it's 7 degrees at 11am -- I'm guessing it won't reach the 25 they were predicting for today. We've also been getting some snow on and off. Speaking of cold feet -- when I go out to the barn later today, I'll be wearing two pairs of winter socks, long underwear under my jeans, and as many shirts as I can fit until my jacket!

Maery Rose said...

Boy, you did get some snow! We're supposed to get some tomorrow. I hope so. I want a white Christmas and your white stuff looks so pretty even if it is cold on the feet.

lytha said...

it looks painful. but at least they are at home, and you do not have to drive somewhere to care for them! i cannot wait until we get some real weather, and i can really enjoy the benefits of having baasha at home. frozen bucket? ha, no problem!

funny how your part of the country is in winter, and this part of west germany is in fall still. a crisp, cool fall, but still, fall. i haven't had to scrape ice off the car yet.

~lytha

Mrs Mom said...

AAAGHHHH!!! Nightmares! Flashbacks!!

Phew-- now that that's out of my system, I can wish you warm socks and boots for Christmas! ;)

manker said...

s.o.p. here in montana... we have the heated automatic waterers... otherwise it'd get ugly...

will ride manana... scrape off frozen horse butts :)

gp

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I meant to mention that we have two outdoor outlets, so I can only put de-icers in two outdoor water troughs. No electricity in the barn, so I still have to crack ice there. If I lived in Montana, I'd definitely spring for more electrical outlets.

Lulu said...

You need to get some muck boots to keep those toes warm!!! They work great, even in snow!

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Nice pictures, but that's one of the reasons we live in New Mexico.

You can keep it where you are.

Dan

Cheryl Ann said...

All I can say is "WOW"!!! I'm glad I live in the southern California desert!!!!

KD said...

Brrrrr! I whine if it gets into the 30's.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Girl! You need to tuck those pants into your boots! And go get some snowpants while you're at it. 10" is nothing to go outside and wear jeans in, my friend. bah!

Oh and those chairs actually look sort of comfy...fluffy padded. lol!

Stay warm. Wish I was there. We could munch cookies and sip hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps. Woulnd't that be fun?!

~Lisa