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post #111 of 119 Old 01-09-2014, 01:37 AM
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This year has been so cold I actually broke down and bought snow-pants because just layers (which in the past few years was all I ever needed) were not enough to keep my legs warm. And because of this cold streak we've had for so long I am getting so used to the sub zero cold that when I go out and its at zero or a bit above I feel like its spring... I actually get overheated from working and remove layers... But then it drops back down to neg 20-30 at night and its sooo cold.... Especially if the wind is spiting in my face. Cant wait for the 30 degree weather that is supposedly coming this way and I hope it stays long enough so my farrier will stay out long enough to finish trimming all my horses lol
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post #112 of 119 Old 01-09-2014, 07:15 PM
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The weather here and the temps I've been seeing for New England are much like it was 30 years go when I was there (first half of the 1980's). I remember the Winters being quite cold. Can remember times when I was snowed-in in MA and in Canada back then (roads where closed so you couldn't go anywhere).

Like old times here. One day with the lows in the teens and highs in the 30's followed by days in the 40's and 50's or higher.

Today only got to around 50 with lows in the 40's, but the next 5 days will be between mid 60's to lower 70's for the high with the lows being in the 40's to upper 50's. Had a lovely 4 hour ride today and actually worked up a little sweat.

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post #113 of 119 Old 01-09-2014, 07:44 PM
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Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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Beautiful and timeless- Frost and Longfellow knew what it's all about.... :)
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post #114 of 119 Old 01-17-2014, 08:29 PM
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Ok folks (those of you in the upper Midwest and upper east coast), brace yourselves. Another bout of those arctic temperatures are predicted to be heading your way next week (along with the probability of a lot of snow). Some say it might be worse this time around so be prepared.

Starting to feel like old times down here. We're scheduled to get couple of days with the lows dropping into the 20's again. It's reminding me even more of the old days (30+ years ago) when we had more "cold" (relatively speaking) days thrown into the mix and didn't spend way over have the Winter in the upper 50's or above with most days low being in the 40's or higher.

But those of you in the coming "arctic" zone.....stay warm and keep the hay in front of the horses. It generates quite a bit of heat while digesting.
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post #115 of 119 Old 01-17-2014, 08:46 PM
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Ok folks (those of you in the upper Midwest and upper east coast), brace yourselves. Another bout of those arctic temperatures are predicted to be heading your way next week (along with the probability of a lot of snow). Some say it might be worse this time around so be prepared.

Starting to feel like old times down here. We're scheduled to get couple of days with the lows dropping into the 20's again. It's reminding me even more of the old days (30+ years ago) when we had more "cold" (relatively speaking) days thrown into the mix and didn't spend way over have the Winter in the upper 50's or above with most days low being in the 40's or higher.

But those of you in the coming "arctic" zone.....stay warm and keep the hay in front of the horses. It generates quite a bit of heat while digesting.
You good man!! Already there and doing just that :)
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post #116 of 119 Old 01-17-2014, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Along with keeping hay in front of your kids, might want to add some table salt to their feed pans, if you see they aren't drinking enough.

Unless it has a water meter, this is one reason I don't like automatic waterers.

Colic impaction is a threat this time of year because some horse don't want to drink water ---- even if it's heated

Funny you mention snowpants, Lady Chevalier. I brought my snowmobile suit when I retired from the OH/PA border, and I thought how nice it would be if I could still wear it I wore that coat & bibs back in the day when I only thought I was fat but I was skinny as a broom handle.

There is no way this side of "anywhere and back" I could fit into any part of that suit.

Today, I wore my old snowmobile mask and was layered in a two t-shirts, sweatshirt, flannel shirt, lined winter barn coat with a hood. The wind was so obnoxious today, it cut thru all of that while I was hauling manure to the dump station. This is southern Middle Tennessee - or so I thought

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post #117 of 119 Old 01-17-2014, 09:12 PM
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Can you believe this, the Cariboo, known for crazy cold winters, is warmer than Tennessee! Only hovering around freezing, maybe a little above at midday. Now if I could get rid of the two feet of snow.....

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post #118 of 119 Old 01-17-2014, 09:43 PM
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Along with keeping hay in front of your kids, might want to add some table salt to their feed pans, if you see they aren't drinking enough.

Unless it has a water meter, this is one reason I don't like automatic waterers.

Colic impaction is a threat this time of year because some horse don't want to drink water ---- even if it's heated

Funny you mention snowpants, Lady Chevalier. I brought my snowmobile suit when I retired from the OH/PA border, and I thought how nice it would be if I could still wear it I wore that coat & bibs back in the day when I only thought I was fat but I was skinny as a broom handle.

There is no way this side of "anywhere and back" I could fit into any part of that suit.

Today, I wore my old snowmobile mask and was layered in a two t-shirts, sweatshirt, flannel shirt, lined winter barn coat with a hood. The wind was so obnoxious today, it cut thru all of that while I was hauling manure to the dump station. This is southern Middle Tennessee - or so I thought
Always keep a sandwich baggie of table salt at the ready in winter (although the big salt block gets plenty of attention), and easy to monitor how much water is missing every day in the heated water buckets (no complaints in having to haul extra water up!) As for cold and wind...think wool!!! Wool never fails under the coat, and my alpaca socks are worth millions :)
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post #119 of 119 Old 01-17-2014, 10:09 PM
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All my real wool socks have disappeared. No clue.
Tuesday I'm looking at a daytime high of 6. Keep telling myself we are halfway through.
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