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post #1 of 11 Old 04-18-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, this weather!

Oh my, today was awful.

I got to the yard at 8am, it was already gale force winds and absolutely pouring down with rain! The horses really needed to be turned out for a while, so we put them out. By this time my hair was already dripping wet, my jods were soaked through and my waterproof coat was no longer waterproof!

After a couple of hours, the wind and rain got worse. A couple of horses were starting to get a bit finicky, so we decided to bring them all in. Leading horses in terrential rain and strong winds - not fun!

By this time it was about 2pm, and up until 5pm (finish time) I tried to stay indoors as much as possible By the time I left, I was soaked to the skin, my hair was dripping and I might as well have not worn shoes or a coat LOL

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-18-2012, 08:00 PM
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Here is was 80 with a cool breeze and the sun shining :) Muahaha. However, we are in need of rain, plus I like a good rain storm!

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-18-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Here is was 80 with a cool breeze and the sun shining :) Muahaha. However, we are in need of rain, plus I like a good rain storm!
We are on a hose pipe ban so we do need the rain, but, that doesn't mean I want to be soaked
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post #4 of 11 Old 04-18-2012, 08:04 PM
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That sucks Snizard. But it's just rain, it will soak into the ground & be nice tomorrow, lol, wishful thinking for you there! I can't complain, weather has been decent, pretty much all the snow is gone and most of the mud as the frost is leaving the ground. Not out of the woods yet, we could still get another snowfall or two, but it won't stick.
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-18-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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That sucks Snizard. But it's just rain, it will soak into the ground & be nice tomorrow, lol, wishful thinking for you there! I can't complain, weather has been decent, pretty much all the snow is gone and most of the mud as the frost is leaving the ground. Not out of the woods yet, we could still get another snowfall or two, but it won't stick.
I hope so, but apparently we are forecast it all week! Ugh Wow more snow? We havn't had any for weeks now, thank goodness!
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post #6 of 11 Old 04-18-2012, 08:09 PM
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We had an awesome March. High temps near 65 and everything dried out. This month has been bad. Temps around 50 and several days with rain. Hope dries out soon.
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-19-2012, 01:38 AM
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Today I stood outside at 730 ish for a good 15 minutes with out ever being the slightest bit cold....summer is coming!

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-19-2012, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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You lot make me jealous! Wind and rain here for the rest of the week!
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-19-2012, 11:36 AM
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We have had nothing but rain rain rain, sheesh. Have only been out for one trail ride this year. Even if we have a good day it is usually during the week when I have to work. Oh well I guess that's why they call this place Raincouver lol

Hopefully Saturday will be nice and the arena will be dry
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post #10 of 11 Old 04-19-2012, 11:54 AM
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Send some of that rain to me. We havent had rain in weeks. The pastures were so green back in february. Now they are burnt up. Its beeb in the 90s for weeks and no rain. And hay is scarce.
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