Today was around -14.4 when I went outside to feed at 9 am. Just woken up, I put the kettle on for my tea, and ran outside to feed the boys...
I could barely see, I guess my eyes were part swollen from still being in good sleep, the snow was bright and my vision started to blur a little... horrible morning experience... felt like my eyes are freezing over
They boys got their hay and I happily returned inside for breakfast.. later gave them more hay, fed the dogs, gave water to horses.. this night 2 cm of ice had frozen on top, had to break it out...
Then I got to work. As everything is frozen, and I can't even buy a bale of straw (all gone long before - spring need to order some bales for myself) so I climbed up on my old stable, we had some ancient hay there... dropped some down, carried it to the feeding place, to cover the hard grown with some thick layer of old hay. also padded the "indoor" shelter too.. They immediately decided to eat that hay - it is about 10 years old, but has always been inside... no nutrition, but they get to grind their teeth...
After 12 called my friend and decided to be as crazy as we are, and take our horses out for a stroll.. I was mostly fine, just my toes froze off even though I had my city boots - with wool inside, and thermo socks, all the same, frozen toes.
By the time we got home I was all a bit frozen, wind came at some points and froze our faces, but I recovered quickly once inside. But the walk was a little too long... Teddy was very energetic though, he wanted to trot at points, be funny, he kept zigzagging on the road.. and stealing bits of old grass..
Near our friends home .. they fell. Our buddy horse slipped, dropped down, and got back up. He slid a little when trying to coordinate, but he held his dignity with pride. Our friend managed to drop her stirrups, put her arms forwards and not move to not disturb him (just as much as natural balance asks). They got up fine, but as her back has problems, she was a little sore afterwards... but they handled it pretty well... It's not that there is ice everywhere, its snow that cars have turned into ice..
After we were home I decided it's time to try to take some sun photos - always when I leave for work, the sun has not yet reached the pasture, or just not the horses..
so here comes the load IMG_0712 (640x427).jpg
"Grand Art design" - I guess you know who is the author? - he came over here to get us when we returned.. IMG_0737 (640x427).jpg IMG_0744 (640x525).jpg IMG_0752 (640x427).jpg IMG_0763 (640x427).jpg
Teddy's flanks are covered with few white hairs. Grand had some too.. IMG_0772 (640x427).jpg
"I like big butts and I cannot lie.." So proud that he finally is getting a big bum :P IMG_0802 (427x640).jpg IMG_0814 (427x640).jpg IMG_0816 (427x640).jpg
Teddy has beautiful eyes, but I always forget to clean them before I take photos... well the photos are hard already, as he keeps moving his face out of focus IMG_0793 (640x427).jpg