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post #31 of 50 Old 05-13-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Haha.
Yes it does rain... a lot. I kind of like it though, keeps it green! You should have visited Seattle, its fun. I really enjoy seattle. :)
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post #32 of 50 Old 05-13-2013, 09:17 PM
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I've had my share of rainy country. I'm German
So of course, keeping horses without drowning in mud is HEAVEN. I kinda miss 4 seasons, tho. If they'd come without too much rain...
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post #33 of 50 Old 05-13-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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I've had my share of rainy country. I'm German
So of course, keeping horses without drowning in mud is HEAVEN. I kinda miss 4 seasons, tho. If they'd come without too much rain...
Ugh.. I totally agree with the mud. This is my first time owning a horse in Washington. Oh my god the mud... I can never keep him clean and he really enjoys rolling. I'm actually kind of lucky because he does try to avoid most muddy areas.
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post #34 of 50 Old 05-14-2013, 12:23 AM
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We had 3 days of continuous rain this winter. My drylot turned into a wetlot with lake...about 2" of mud, for about a week. The " lake" remained for a while, soil is not draining there. But I completely freaked.....bad memories....
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post #35 of 50 Old 05-14-2013, 03:04 AM
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We had 3 days of continuous rain this winter. My drylot turned into a wetlot with lake...about 2" of mud, for about a week. The " lake" remained for a while, soil is not draining there. But I completely freaked.....bad memories....
We moved to Lemoore in 2010. That 2010/2011 winter made me almost give up horses up there! It rained for what seemed like 40 days and 40 nights straight. No sun....at all. The only dry spot was some new sand in the arena. We had to turn out the horses everyday there for there feet to get out of six inches of mud. Feeding was nearly impossible for us. No barn, only run in shelters in the pastures. My hips would pop out of socket when I tried to walk through the mud to give them hay.

Then....when it started drying up?.....Oy, the mud turns into cement and sticks to everything. Don't want to ever revisit.
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I lived with these conditions and horses for years, but make that about 100 days......although I wouldn't expect that around here, lol
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post #37 of 50 Old 05-14-2013, 11:31 AM
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Thanks for all your insight everyone. My husband was offered a position in Fresno, but he decided to turn it down. He went there to get an idea of the locations he would be managing and while loved the opportunity he decided he absolutely hated the heat, and would rather wait for the same position to open up in Seattle.

I thought it was funny... It's not even summer. What a weenie, I warned him!!!
I tollllldddd you the heaaattt! lol!!! It was 102 yesterday...I was smoldering...I went riding w/a friend this last weekend and it was HOT hot hot!! My face was red the whole time from the heat, and wearing that riding helmet didnt help matters any.


destert~ Ha ha yea four seasons..We dont get much rain here do we?! And the seasons seem like winter,summer,summer, summer....It's been weird lately.

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Charley...you beat me...102....wow....we had only 98 yesterday. This morning I woke up, freezing....wind came up at about 4am and cooled everything to 55.... go figure....
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Weird weather?! I hope its cooler for more riding this weekend. I'll bet you get the wind bad where you are at.

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WNW....normally it picks up around 2pm until 6, but it's been blowing all day today. Two good points, tho. Not as hot and no flyspray necessary...
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