Celeste, that is a gorgeous house. I love old houses with a history. The porch is so lovely. I had the same thought as NM: not haunted?
(and you look too young to belong here...
Roadyy, white stuff down in Florida, Mother Nature is indeed a little confused this winter. Your horses can't be prepared for this kind of weather, so the blankets are a must. Especially for your older one.
TJ: horses adapt within a year. I have friends who buy horses from the states (like, California), bring them to Canada. And the following fall, they grow a healthy winter coat. It has to do with length of days: they shorten faster at the end of summer and it triggers the coat growth.
NorthernStar, I really like your Avatar, peaceful place. Is this where you live?
Since I can't ride, I measured all my horses hooves and ordered some used/new boots. A trimmer that stopped working is selling his whole stack of boots half-price, a very good deal. DH asked if I bought some for his gelding. WHAT? Does he plan to ride?
He's an awesome rider, but work is burning all his time and energy these past years. Maybe his recent surgery did some good; time to enjoy what we love now, as we don't know what's waiting around the corner...