Friday, January 14, 2011

Let The Sun Shine In

Just yesterday morning the ground was covered in ice and snow, then a warm-front moved in and now we are enjoying 50-degree temperatures.

I was finally able to remove the horses' blankets and let them romp in the paddock together.

I was also able to pull chunks of old ice out of the water troughs, clean them, and refill them with fresh water.

I can't wait for the pasture to turn green, but I know it's too early for that. Still, it's nice to get a glimpse of spring. I even heard a flock of geese overhead while taking these pictures.

15 comments:

Sandra said...

Beautiful landscape.

It is winter here for another 2 -3 mos. I don't blanket, but my climate doesn't have the warm swings. We stay cold until May!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Sandra - It's been known to snow here in June, but we do get breaks.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I forgot about the problem with the sun coming out... all the neighbors come out too and start traipsing all over my property. Argh! I had just fed the horses and was shoveling manure in the stalls when I saw all three horse heads shoot up, and Gabbrielle let out a warning snort. I leaned back to look through the slats of wood in the stall wall to see what was going on, and saw this lady standing behind my barn staring at me. Then I heard a child's voice and realized this was the mother and child who think that my paddock is a free petting zoo. The horses continued eating, but what weirded me out was that each time I looked up the woman was still staring at me and not even looking at the horses. I didn't want to go out to ask her what she wanted, because I was wearing sweats and no make-up and not prepared to present myself to anyone today. However, the more she stared, the angrier I got over the fact that she walked right past my Private Property signs to come to the fence in my back yard to watch me do my barn chores. How rude!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You have nice views from your pasture. I bet the horses can't wait for it to turn green, too :)

~Lisa

Katharine Swan said...

It's warm here today, too, but with all the snow melting in the outdoor arena, I still had to ride inside. :-(

Jeni said...

I would have dumped the manure right infront of the lady and child and walked on. Yah so you'd have to move it later but still!


Beautiful pictures! We had sun and it got above 20 F today!

Grey Horse Matters said...

You have beautiful views from your paddocks. Too bad your neighbors are so rude. You should also put up signs saying don't feed or touch the horses. If you do it's at your own risk. Who knows if the child could get hurt, obviously the mother's not too bright.

achieve1dream said...

Fifty degrees! That sounds heavenly!! :)

Sarah said...

What rude neighbors!!! There's a woman who stares at me and my husband whenever we have our son out to play. Don't know why. She just stares, refuses to speak to us, and creeps us out. I can't stand it but we're in apartments so what do you do?

I agree - put up signs warning not to touch or feed the horses. Just to cover your own butt.

Cheryl Ann said...

Ahhhh....spring!!! That would be nice!

Crystal said...

Wow I cant imagine that warm weather, but it would be wonderful! well except for all the other people coming outside as well.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Holy Crap...They came right in your yard?

Now, that is just beyond 'normal'. Maybe she was frozen (like a deer), hoping you wouldn't see her. LMAO!

achieve1dream said...

LOL I'm sure it will get out eventually so I'll tell you. Besides I figure if any of my followers were stalkers I would know by now lol. I live in Arkansas. It got into the mid forties farenheit today so it was really nice considering it has been in the single digits lately. We have weird weather here.

Actually Zeppelin does bray when I take Chrome for a walk, but Chrome doesn't pay any attention to him at all! He used to neigh back to Galaxy so I think he just doesn't recognize a bray as his herd calling to him . . . or maybe he's just not herd bound at all. He LOVES to go for walks and never looks back, never neighs, never lags (unless there are other horses he wants to visit). :) I love my colt.

lytha said...

so when will your horses start shedding?

i'm particularly looking forward to the hair starting to fly *lol* but no, i guess once that happens i can start to think about spring.

i sure would love to hear geese, that would make my day!

gtyyup said...

Oh my, you've got some gorgeous views from your place!!