Oh God, don't remind me.
This'll be our first winter at our little farmette. The only thing I'm looking forward to is riding in the snow. I've always wanted to try it, but never had the chance at the boarding stable because for whatever reason, there was always a solid sheet of ice under the snow and it was way too dangerous. Plus most of the barn doors were frozen shut. We get really nasty winters here, and I'm told that it gets even colder out here in the country. I want to try and work my horses throughout the winter so they're not all out of shape in the spring. I might change my mind once the first blizzard hits, though.
We've had frost on the ground for about a month now. The prospect of getting out of my nice, cozy bed to go out and feed horses is getting less and less attractive every day. :(