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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blizzard

Well today we had our first blizzard of the winter.  Seems weird to make it all the way to January before a blizzard comes, and a short one at that.  But before that....

Yesterday I headed out riding.  I rode Jessie and my friend rode Kali again.  She really likes her, I wish she needed another horse cause I need to find her a new home.  But anyways, Jess was good and we had a nice ride, and bonus the farrier was there so I asked if he would pull Jessie's shoe, she lost the right front a day or so ago and I doubt I am gonna have time to get to my farrier before I leave and so i was perfect.  And even better he trimmed her all up :)  No shoes on her for now, but that is perfectly alright with me.  The arena was getting kinda dusty but still soft so it was alright.  I see the water truck come as we were leaving and so that will be nice, I hope I have a chance to go back tomorrow to ride.  As I was putting on Jess's blanket again I noticed the tail flap was missing, so I pulled out her new one (which is identical to her old one, lol) and put it on her and took her old one home to wash and sew it up.  I like keeping an extra blanket there just for that reason.  Not knowing a new blanket was probly nice in this blizzard as well.  When I got home, Neil said there was a horned owl in the carraganas, he had been there all day, I laughed and said hes sleeping!  But I got a couple pics of him and he is pretty blended in there.



Then the blizzard, it was windy all night and my room is cold at night when it is windy, can almost feel a draft blowing, sure was glad for the electric mattress pad last night!  I am glad for it most nights, but specially when it is windy.  This morning I got up and couldn't even see the power pole out the front window, when I thought to take a pic it was getting a little better but still nasty.

Then after lunch the sun came out and it looks so beautiful!  Still cold but I think its supposed to warm up tomorrow.  The fence of my pens look like I painted them white!  I kinda like the white look actually.



The cows were all huddled in coulees and so Neil never went out to feed till after lunch and so this morning we packed out suitcases for the trip.  Wow is mine ever shoved full, I probly brought too much but I hate not having enough.  I just hope my suitcase is not too heavy.

8 comments:

Linda said...

That was NASTY this morning. We didn't even go feed cows 'til this afternoon. Sure hope it warms up before the weekend.

Louisa Valentina; said...

How cold is it where you are? We're looking at -32 with windchill in the city... apparently Calgary was colder than Siberia today. Ugh. Not nice.

cheyenne jones said...

That is very beautiful!

Cindy D. said...

It is impossible for a woman to over pack. You never know what you will need.

Country Gal said...

Whilst your getting snow storms we are getting rain since yesterday and thunderstorms here and temps of +10 or more . Weird weather for us that is this time of year . Oh I do hope you enjoy your trip ! Wonderful photos I can see the owl pretty fellow he is ! Have a good day !

fernvalley01 said...

we have had a fair bit of snow this winter, but this tops it for cold!! dang was it cold!

fernvalley01 said...

Have a wonderful trp!

Janice said...

Lucky girl looks like you are leaving at the perfect time.Have a great trip.