This weekend has been.. interesting. Like the chinese curse interesting.
First more &%$^ing snow came.. then even more. Friday it finally stopped snowing, but I was stuck at work all day. Came home to see insanely big icicles and snow that was trying to slither off the barn roof. Went out to beat it with a shovel, not wanting any of the horses hurt..but apparently I was too late. As I went out to check the water tank, Dream wandered over and I noticed blood on her face.. lifted her forelock to find:
Said some not-so-nice words, and even more not-nice words when I realized I didn't have any sterile suture and would need to call the vet. Not how I had planned to spend Valentine's Day evening!! But we got lucky the vet was on her way home (she lives not far from us) and she swung over and fixed Dream up.
Saturday, it snowed again.
Were only supposed to get 2-4, but got more like 6 or 8. Driving to and from work was not much fun, with people off the road all over the place. We have over 2 feet of snow on the ground and places are drifted deeper than my waist (ask me how I know that..).
Today it didn't snow, but in preparation for the next storm (coming tomorrow), we shoveled off the shed roof and moved hay and DH got out the skid loader to push back the plow piles (most of which are easily taller than I am now). Then DH took the skid out to break a path for us to ride on. It couldn't go thru the places that drifted, so not a very long path.. but a rideable path!!
To celebrate, we hopped on bareback and took a spin. The temp wasn't too bad and the sun was sort of out, but the wind was ugly and all the path is in the open. Our weather station said it was 28, but with a windchill of -3. riding in the snow 2-16-14 - YouTube
02/10/13 dream w/sultan 5.54 miles 6.4 mph 59.12 total miles
02/16/14 dream 1.20 miles 3.0 mph 60.32 total miles