Oh Cabby I am so glad I am south of you. We had less than an inch. It's mighty cold and our water troughs froze over. Somehow even with the heat tape, and it's heavy duty too, our water froze in the barn!
Thankfully the hoses in our cellar reach into the pastures and the barn albeit it's a few hundred feet to haul the hose-yup it's a work out.
You guys can throw stuff at me...it is fine...and I probably deserve it...
I am thrilled that it is cold! And the horses are clipped. The hoses might freeze and it is the time of year I groan as I pull on yet another layer to go out to the barn. But my back has mostly healed and I could RIDE all my horses today without taking meds...and I did all the extra chores too!!! After a 5 week lull with no ability to do much of anything - it can be cold, I just am glad to be able to ride without wanting to cry!!!
I hate winter! I hate the short days, the wind, and the cold. And of course, between Trav's little injury and then mine, I missed all of the best weather for riding over the past 5 weeks! Oh well... time to break out the winter breeches and I have a thing for vests!
Oh, my word. I thought it was bad because we had flurries here in SE Wisconsin yesterday! I slid on icy puddles when I got my horse from the barn yesterday and was grumbling. I see I don't have any reason for complaining yet...though we had record snowfalls last winter!
I commiserate with all of you about frozen troughs, draining hoses, extension cords going everywhere for stock tank deicers -
I finally got all my heated automatic waterers in !!!!! I have a winter with no hose duty coming !!!!!!!
Oh, the little things that make us happy - no jewelry, just automatic waterers please honey!
It is 8 degrees at my house tonight. The stars are brilliant, ground is pretty well frozen, fields still bright green. It will be time to clip soon. I'll be glad when hunting season ends but my little horse is getting used to his blaze orange 1/4 sheet! I think the Tomten has been sneaking around my farm buildings.