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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time for Winter

Well this morning the ponies were hanging around the gate and since we are weaning on Sunday and we move the cow calf pairs through their summer pasture, I have to move them and so today was the day.

I was not all that thrilled to have to go walk through all that snow out there, but since there was wind with it near the windbreak there was a bare spot that I used.  Looks like the horses have been using it too.

I had trouble getting the knot on the gate open and the ponies were getting restless cause by now all but Magic and Jessie know they are getting new grass and better shelter.  I got it open and they run past me and out.  Kali is so funny cause when everyone starts getting fighty she comes to me.

But they got all sorted out (mostly) and are happy to be out there.  I did not spend much time out as I had to take my gloves off to open the gate and my fingers got really cold cause I wanted some better pics, but had to go find a way to close that gate again a little better.  I got it, but I think it needs a longer rope on it that does not have to be knotted.


Quite a bit of snow in drifts, but where the grass was grazed down (a lot of tame grass up close in the summer pasture) the wind just blew the snow right off it and it looks bare.

The winter pasture hasn't had anything in it since June and so lots of tall grass for them to get at.  I doubt Magic or Jessie have ever had to work for grass before, but they will learn :)  At least for a while till i bring Jessie in to ride her again.

8 comments:

Cheyenne said...

Thats a lot of snow! Keep warm!!

gtyyup said...

Winter had definitely moved in up your way!! The horses look fat and sassy; ready for winter.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . Not looking forward to snow at all . It has been summer like here but that is to change to chilly and rainy for tomorrow afternoon and Sat ! Have a good day !

Prairie Ridge Performance Horses said...

You got WAY more snow than we did, keep it there!! LOL, not ready for that stuff yet................but it is snowing lightly as I type!!

Laura said...

Horses always look even more gorgeous in the snow! Looks like you're in the depth of winter, hopefully we have a month or two left to go before we get the snow!

Linda said...

Snow is crazy here too.....like walking in deep sugar.

fernvalley01 said...

wow you did get hit! we just have a tiny bit!

Rising Rainbow said...

I can't believe all that snow. It's so pretty to look at but it sure makes life hard. I'm sure hoping we don't see that kind of snow this winter.