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        01-28-2014, 10:27 PM
      #15061
    Foal
    Today our school was closed due to cold. Teachers had to report. No word yet on tomorrow but either way, I will be going to work. I have never had to go in on a snow day before. I feel sorta cheated! LOL
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        01-29-2014, 06:22 AM
      #15062
    Yearling
    Oh man HP! That stinks! LOL Actually, our super came to our union president and said, if we continue to have these late starts, either we need to give up our preps and teach, or we could come in early.....we said we'd give up our recess time....she was OK with that. Phew!

    We had yesterday off...although, I think we could have gone, at least a late arrival. It was cold, but the sun shone the whole day, no wind....I think they expected worse conditions. I hate when they close 24 hours early...cause you never know. Oh well....I did enjoy my 'Easter Vacation' day. Spent time with the horses, ran a few errands with DH, watched a movie....it was good. :)

    Late arrival this morning. They do this to let things warm up a bit. It's currently -8* with a wind chill of -20. To be full sun again today. :)

    As far as blanketing...I try to not blanket unless it hits the single digits or negatives. Blankets come off tomorrow. LIke I said, most people around here don't blanket....I probably don't need to...but makes me feel a bit better.

    My horses also prefer to be out. I opened the stall doors to clean and they both waltz right out, so I threw their hay out into the field. Let them stretch their legs and get some sunshine. Of course they can always come and go as they please during the day.

    Here is a picture of a weather anomaly.(sp) They are called snow rolls, and the atmosphere has to be just perfect temp, winds, humidity wise. Also there must be the correct snow consistency....hard below soft...something like that. Anyway, it's been all over the news. Never saw it before! Pretty cool!

    TJ....DO NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT! There is always a solution floating out there somewhere! You love the time with the horse too much to give it up. Keep searching.

    Roaddy.....well.....did you get snow?

    Eole, good thing you cancelled! Wow! Sometimes it's just not worth it!
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        01-29-2014, 06:47 AM
      #15063
    Yearling
    Had to share a picture from yesterday.

    Look at Jay's face. Can you say coy? LOL
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        01-29-2014, 08:18 AM
      #15064
    Yearling
    Wow! We just got called off AGAIN! Apparently the temps are colder out than yesterday!

    Happy Easter everyone! Another day off our Easter holiday. Oh well...what are ya going to do. This is why I save personal days...so when I do really need a break from the madness, I can take a day for me! LIke when it's Equine Affair time!!!
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        01-29-2014, 08:47 AM
      #15065
    Yearling
    Those snow rolls are cool!! I don't think I have seen them around here before!
         
        01-29-2014, 08:55 AM
      #15066
    Weanling
    In our school schedule, they plan 3 or 4 "snow-day" that are floating days-off for the kids when weather is too crazy to get to school. If they don't use them during winter, then they spread them in Spring before year-end. Teachers are expected to work those days, either at school or at home. I find it unfair that they take those days off your Easter Vacation.
    I'm in Snow Country and I've never seen snow rolls either, very cool.

    Roadyy, did the nice new blankets survive?
         
        01-29-2014, 09:23 AM
      #15067
    Yearling
    Yeah, in the 'olden' days we too would have snow days in our schedule. If we didn't use them, we would get the day off. Those who make the calendar now do not allow for that, so our holidays are stripped from us. If we use all vaca days, they add onto the end of the year!

    Making this a catch up day on odd school stuff until noon. Then the day is mine! ;)
         
        01-29-2014, 09:42 AM
      #15068
    Green Broke
    Yesterday was laundry day & I cooked the last of the ham in the crock-pot-it came out so good-DH had two heaping bowls. We put the hay in the semi-open shed-DH leveled it a bit & says he can add doors if that becomes necessary-it will take a lot of work to make it weathertight, but we can do it in steps since our winter is being fairly mild.

    Eole-so glad you canceled that lesson and didn't get involved in that accident!

    TJ-I should have super strong arms since I have a double-lift w/the manure-into the wheelbarrow, then into the dumpster. I know the raking alone has me peeling layers off-the other day, though w/the wind I kept all the layers on.

    Stan-Is hunting season over now? Or are some more trips planned? We are trying to get some floor space in the shed next to the house so we could get a freezer-that would help so much. Then we would have space for something if DH gets the bug to go hunting-he bought reloading equipment a few months ago. And we priced supplies while we were in CA so he could compare w/prices here & online.

    NM-glad that you are enjoying the time off & have those contingent days for later. Jay is adorable.
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        01-29-2014, 09:47 AM
      #15069
    Yearling
    Here's a closer picture of those snow rolls.

    Also....I think I forgot to mention...when we went shopping yesterday, I went through my purse....and guess what I found????? Yep $$$$$ I'm saving it! There's a trip to the tack store in my near distant future!
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        01-29-2014, 11:36 AM
      #15070
    Green Broke
    The blankets did survive. We got sleet and a few snow flurries. We were told not to go in til 9am today then got the word around 8 that all of our yards are closed due to ice on all the metal. Would take half the day thawing everything out. This sucks since I am going out of town Saturday for board retreat and can't make up the lost time.

    I took a few pics this morning and hope they all load so you can see what we got. Oh, and because the horses aren't accustomed to this weather here is the reason I blanketed as I knew it was going to be freezing rain and with Doc being still a little under weight didn't want to risk it. The blankets are coming off today even with the temps still around freezing with wcf.
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