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    Default Let's celebrate the winter solstice...

    Because then the days start getting longer! I hate that I can't ride after work, and have to slog about in the mucky dark doing my morning barn chores. I swear I was a brown bear in my previous life since I am completely unmotivated to ride or do anything this time of the year!


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    Just think though...only a few more weeks and the days become longer!

    I feed about six a.m. Eastern Standard Time (with headlamp) and this morning it was only just starting to become daylight when I finished. The best thing about this time of year is the stars in the sky in the morning.



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    NO Thank YOU.

    As the days grow longer, the cold grows stronger.

    [the coldest week, on average, is the 3rd week of January]

    I hate winter and I AM the grumpy brown bear.... grrrr....



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    At least here in MA, the day that the sun sets the earliest is tomorrow, Dec. 12th, at 4:11.

    After that, the sunset gets later. By the 21st, it's setting at almost 4:30. However, the Sunrise continues to get later after tomorrow, FASTER than sunset is getting later. Hence the shorter day.



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    I will celebrate with you!

    I feed in the dark (head lamp like maunder) before work. I feed in the dark again at night (with the headlamp). I HATE it! Each horse has to stand while I inspect each one using a stinkin flashlight to make sure everyone is well, no injuries, cuts etc.

    Yes, I will be doing the happy dance when I still have a little bit of daylight after work.


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    The moon was really cool looking this morning when I went to feed at 6am CT. Just a slight silver sliver with a very bright planet in the middle of the crescent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweiners View Post
    The moon was really cool looking this morning when I went to feed at 6am CT. Just a slight silver sliver with a very bright planet in the middle of the crescent.
    Same here, the moon was really big and pretty, the sliver you could see of it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by maunder View Post
    Just think though...only a few more weeks and the days become longer!

    I feed about six a.m. Eastern Standard Time (with headlamp) and this morning it was only just starting to become daylight when I finished. The best thing about this time of year is the stars in the sky in the morning.
    OMG are the stars just amazing or what??? That is the only winter perk for me...I HATE (there is no font large enough to express it) cold weather & winter in general, BUT I feel sorry for those folks who sleep through the beautiful winter 0-dark-thirty mornings. some mornings I actually just stand quietly staring at the sky.

    That said....I do propose that we all celebrate Winter Solstice by hiring someone to do the critter chores and hole up in some equatorial town until about March (or later if you have a mud season) where we can lie about in the sun - or shade - drinking frozen-ish beverages.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweiners View Post
    The moon was really cool looking this morning when I went to feed at 6am CT. Just a slight silver sliver with a very bright planet in the middle of the crescent.
    I just tried to read the second sentence of you post as fast as I could and hurt myself! lol I trainwrecked your lovely alliterative wordsmithing.


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    Seeing as how the world is supposed to end on Solstice presents a good excuse for a blow-it-all-out party!
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams


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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweiners View Post
    The moon was really cool looking this morning when I went to feed at 6am CT. Just a slight silver sliver with a very bright planet in the middle of the crescent.
    I saw the same moon in Missouri when walking the dog this morning. Slight sliver of lighted moon with the 'dark' moon visible against the sky and the bright planet in the middle. Like a postcard. Very, very cool.


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    4:32pm sunset today, 4:32 sunset tomorrow, and then a 4:33pm sunset on the 13th! Cause for celebration in my book! Will try to pay more attention to the moon when I go out to feed tomorrow morning.
    It's 2014. Do you know where your old horse is?



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    We should celebrate.. It's my Birthday too.


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    Happy Birthday to you!



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    Thank You! Hubby is buying me some lessons for my new Morgan. I am really excited.



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    Should we start the timer on the "why is my horse shedding?" threads yet?! More light is good!


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    My birthday, too!



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    My Mom's birthday today too!



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    I have the day circled on my calendar! I can't wait for it to be light when i get home from work!



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    I'm so ready to see my beasties in daylight during the week!
    Y'all ain't right!



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