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  1. #1
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    Unhappy winter is here

    its official ...

    today I got to my barn to find all my water troughs frozen over
    and the ground was officially frozen solid
    I hate winter weather ..


    it was a sad ... sad day today



    i cant wait for spring ... i cant wait for spring .. i cant wait for spring



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    We already have over 1 foot of snow and much more is on the way right now... lake effect hits here the hardest. The sad part is that its only mid-November
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    fleur: where are you?

    No snow to speak of here, but 5 miles East of me got 8" yesterday!

    Try to think Happy Thoughts:
    Frozen mud can't be rolled in
    Um...sorry, can't come up with any more right now
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



  4. #4
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    Just a dusting of snow here but yup . . .frozen buckets. Ugh!

    I'm right there with ya . . .COME ON SPRING!!!! LOL
    '10 Dolce Latte G - Thoroughbred Mare (chestnut at that!)
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    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.



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    im in Southeastern PA .. not quite Chester County area, sort of between that and Philadelphia, but close enough..

    it flurried yesterday, but no snow yet .. but for me, frozen water buckets means hell has begun



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    Yeah same here.
    I hate draining hoses every day, pffffffffffff

    And no matter what gloves I wear when riding, I just cannot keep my fingers warm .

    Actually I don't mind the cold temps all that much, provided it's windstill, but those low temps with 20mph+ winds, brrrrrrrrrrr, that's what I hate the most : windchills!



  8. #8
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    Yep, last night here in upstate NY was the first time I had to hammer the ice out of the buckets. And now that the ground is frozen, I can feel fox hunting season coming to a rapid close
    It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw.



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    Red face

    You guys can throw stuff at me...it is fine...and I probably deserve it...

    BUT

    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!!!

    So the cold weather is fine with me!!!! (sorry)

    *does a happy dance*



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    Unhappy

    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!



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    Ii do not mind winter anymore after we installed Nelson waterer! Ahhhhh! I can ride just about anytime. Waterer is a true life safer! Get one if you want to chase winter blues away!
    Will get a dream horse!
    More riding, swimming, and rowing, less posting



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    The ONLY reason I like winter-I get to bundle up in my winter riding ski-like pants, throw a fleece 1/4 sheet on Pony and ride bareback. Its like snuggling with a yak.

    Though I MUST say, the worst about New England is the dismount. The shocking electrical rip through your feet when you land on frozen ground after riding for an hour...yeaooouch.



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    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!

    Jingling for spring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasker View Post
    I am thrilled that it is cold!
    AMEN! I am ready for snow covered pastures and clean sparkling horses. Any mud at the gates is gone and frozen! The ponies are furry. I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleblackMorgan View Post
    Though I MUST say, the worst about New England is the dismount. The shocking electrical rip through your feet when you land on frozen ground after riding for an hour...yeaooouch.
    Is THAT what that is????? LOL! I agree. I crawl off here in NE PA.
    Maria Hayes-Frosty Oak Stables
    Home to All Eyez On Me, 1998 16.2 Cleveland Bay Sporthorse Stallion
    & FrostyOak Hampton 2008 Pure Cleveland Bay Colt
    www.frostyoaks.com



  16. #16
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    I commiserate with all of you about frozen troughs, draining hoses, extension cords going everywhere for stock tank deicers -
    BUT -
    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!



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    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.



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