Work is about 30 miles away, but fortunately I have the barn fully stocked and grocery stores are nearby.
Some times, we could not turn horses out in the paddocks because the snow was about top of fence high and where it drifted, way over the fence, making it easy for a horse to walk over them if it wanted.
I hope you are not in for such a winter.:eek:
At least the highway crew did get on the ball and kept roads cleared.:yes:
We get soooo excited if there is even the mention of sleet/snow in the forecast, then I read the posts of you enduring feet of snow. Not flakes, feet. Good luck & stay warm & safe you guys. Thinking of you all....
I don't know, the people in the smushmortion threads are getting a bit cray cray.
I just thought I would share a few pictures. The driveway has been blown out in the pictures, it was the depth of snow you see on the sides of the car. Also, I had the car clean and out yesterday morning, so that is less that 24 hours of snow on the car.
It is still snowing. Good thing it's all light powder that is easy to move.
Maybe they are testing whether the ads that pop up on this thread can generate more income? I imagine that since COTH forums are free they need to have paid advertising to exist. Since OT encompasses all types of horsey folk the advertisers get more bang for their buck. Example: ads geared towards those with H\J interests wouldn't be on the Dressage Forum. But, on a generic and popular forum the ad may be seen by someone who otherwise wouldn't. I hope this makes sense.Haven't had my second cup of coffee yet. :) At any rate, I really enjoy the OTdiscussions. I hope that it becomes a permanent fixture.
Seriously, I would LOVE to have a permanent OT forum.
Where I can get the wonderful COTH recipes and post whatever NHR thing I need advice on from my COTH friends.
This is a community folks, and sometimes we need to chat about things that do not have 4 legs :yes:
I shoveled a path to the barn & back this morning thru about 4" of snow.
That was at 7A.
It stopped snowing around noon & I cannot see my paths.
Sigh...more aerobic shoveling in my PM feeding routine.
Hoping to hear my neighbor's tractor with the plow coming up my drive.......
I drove down to see my horse today, about 30 miles away. Not the smartest idea. The snow isn't bad, but it's so cold that what has fallen on the roads is icy. There were cars spinning out all over. One spun out directly in front of me and I thought for sure I was a goner. Luckily, I'm a cautious enough driver that I had plenty of room between the two cars and was able to slow and avoid safely. The guy hit the railing hard, so I immediately pulled over to make sure he was all right. He was, but didn't have a cell phone so I called 911 for him. Then, I booked out of there before some other idiot ran into me at the side of the road.
So, I'm now in for the duration and enjoying having Off Topic to play in. This has, so far, been a good run. At least, I think it has. I have been studiously avoiding anything that looks political, so maybe I'm getting a false impression.
My little dog hightailed it to the barn this AM and, when I was finished with morning chores, she hightailed it back to the house with the briefest of stops to pee. Second trip out she decided she had to do #2 thank heavens. This trip back in from the barn after doing evening chores was just like the morning one-a pit stop long enough to do a quick squat. That means either at the 7 or 10 PM trip she'll probably do # 2 again.
2DogsFarm-I used the snow blower to clean the driveway including back to the barn at 3 PM and there is already about 3" on it coming in at 5 PM. I've already called the plow guy to do me in the morning before I have to head to the barn.
With a cold (-7 degrees) and a gusty east wind (stalls open to the east :()my horses were only out from 8-12. Two turnouts in the indoor before dinner and they are tucked in nicely. Still have 2 more trips out about 7 and 10 but I think they will be OK. I hate to shut the stall doors but I'm not about to shovel a couple feet of snow just to be able to close the stall doors. :(
You know, every OT day I think: 'Oh, good! i can learn something!'
Inevitably I learn random bits of knowledge, like when to use a comma, or suggestions to keep my shower stall clean. Then folks post stuff like breakup threads and topics on politics, mental health, recipes, make up tips, deodorant, etc. and i'm humbled by the wealth of knowledge and diversity here on CoTH. It's humbling to see I'm part of such a wide demographic of horsefolk and it amazes me to see how one common interest ~horses~ cuts such a wide swath across all types of people. Yup. The humble equine.
Shit machines, my dad calls 'em.
OT is really nice to have and I'd be happy either way; permanent or for special occasions only. I'm just grateful to have it.
What happened to the thread about the mom demanding the dad/step mom buy daughter a car? I went back to check it out last night and couldn't find it. :confused:
It's a little ridiculous how jealous I am of y'all getting feet of snow!!! I live in Colorado and it's almost Christmas, I can see all of my lawn and was sitting on my porch swing in my dinner running pants and a long sleeve shirt. It's just wrong x
I fell down again - not too bad (I hope) but I likely need to get to the ER tomorrow or Monday for x-rays/MRI. Freezing rain now, GD!
I hope the roads are cleared by then.
OP, as this thread is evolving, perhaps you might think about changing the title to 'random stuff to get under the OT gun.' Or something similar. Just an idea. ;)
FWIW, I really think they're going to leave it open until after 1/2/14 ... maybe until 1/6 or 1/7, but who can say?