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.