I remember that winter! That was the winter that the snow kept falling, the January thaw never came in, and the roofs kept caving in. Mr. Chief2 was on the roof shoveling crew that took off 4- to 5-feet of snow off the barn and arena roof, wearing cables and safety vests that tethered them to the roof while they shoveled. Scary! It was an exhausting time for all!
One tip for the Boss Lady: get a horse with driving skills, hook it up to the hay sled, stack the hay higher, and bring it to the lower barn that way. Works great!
Yup, that's what it's like!! I'll bet next time the forecast is calling for a few feet of snow, they will store extra hay in the aisles in both barns, in case they can't get to the shed. That video made me tired just watching.
Why must you chastise my brilliant idea with facts and logic? **picks up toys (and wine) and goes home**
DH, who grew up on a remote ranch in WY (and I've seen pictures, soooo depressing and desolate, like going back six or seven decades instead of three), says he'll never complain about the rain "because you don't have to shovel it."
I complain about the rain because I'm a woman, and it's what I do. But at least when we get snow, it's cause for school closures, stupid collisions, and lots of fun out walking with your doggies... Nothing like that!!!
ETA: this was funny but we threw a spare tank heater in our goldfish pond, and they were all huddled under it like hobos around a trash can fire
Well, from here in winterland, all I can say is start digging while the snow is coming down to get ahead of it, use the bucket of the backhoe to lift you out of "stuckness", dig a path to and from the hay barn with the bobcat thing so you don't have to haul hay over the snow, and invest in carharts/real winter gear so you aren't in jeans !!!
Good grief, they need at least one overhead door with an electric opener. We don't get snow quite like that in my area but I knew when we built the barn that slider doors + snow = pain in the hiney. My barn has one overhead door with an opener so with one push of a button I am in the barn and can move the horses in and out in no time.