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  • I know its spring when...

    I only have to 'skate on ice' partway to the barn to feed in the morning.
    The barn cat willingly leaves the heated tackroom to stare me down.
    I spend more time brushing horse hair off my jacket - then brushing the horse.
    I lose my boot at least twice in the mud during a walk across the sacrifice paddock.
    The broodmares are getting fatter and grumpier.
    The halter that went missing in a random snowbank suddenly re-appeared this morning.
    Originally posted by ExJumper
    Sometimes I'm thrown off, sometimes I'm bucked off, sometimes I simply fall off, and sometimes I go down with the ship. All of these are valid ways to part company with your horse.

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    I put my stock tank heater away today!!

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    • #3
      It is spring when rattlers are out.
      We were 85 today.

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      • #4
        When my chickens start laying eggs with bright orange yolks.

        Oh. And mud. Mud mud mud. But at least the flood waters receded and there are no longer ducks swimming in my back pasture. So that's good. Didn't lose any fencing, either. Whew.
        Last edited by JSwan; Mar. 11, 2011, 11:08 PM. Reason: forgot to add:
        Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
        Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
        -Rudyard Kipling

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        • #5
          I got an official "expert" opinion as to the season: I had ordered a couple more fruit trees to add to the project farm this year. Ordered them a few months ago, and they were supposed to ship "in spring."

          Stark Brothers charged my debit card today. There you have it, from official tree experts who definitely don't want to ship too early and freeze the treelings, as they have to replace ones that don't make it.

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          • #6
            I always know Spring is right around the corner when I smell Skunk (usually dead on the road, known in my book as `skunk season`)
            "Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter, it gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark"

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            • #7
              I know it's spring the first time I get stuck behind a tractor on the road.

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              • #8
                When my TB mare finally starts shedding her rather light winter coat.
                The gelding started shedding his 'yak coat' in January and should be done in another week.
                "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                Courtesy my cousin Tim

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                • #9
                  ...when my mare becomes a looney-tune ding-dong head for a few days while her hormones rage out of control.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                    It is spring when rattlers are out.
                    We were 85 today.
                    We are having quite a wonderful spring, aren't we? I've been here for almost 3 years, and this is the first year that we've actually had a good spring. I seem to remember last year and the year before kind of skipping from winter to mid-90's. It's been beautiful up here, albeit quite windy a lot of the time.

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                    • #11
                      Mr.Chief2 solved the spring hunger issue by planting some flower bulbs beneath the dryer vent. His crocuses and daffodils are coming up nicely!

                      For me, spring officially arrives when the kayak/canoe race goes past our home each spring. This year it will take place the second weekend of April, if the flooding subsides by then. Mud season in the pasture has begun and shoots of grass are coming up now. I do not take that as an enjoyable sign of spring. A sign, yes, but ugh.
                      "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

                      http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/...2011%20Photos/

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                      • #12
                        Just saw my first hummingbird of the season Trees are turning bright green and pollen everywhere. I'm loving spring

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                        • #13
                          SLW - I officially blame you if we get a blizzard!

                          Don't you know that you can't put stock tank heaters away until Easter? In these parts if you do it any earlier Mother Nature considers it a death threat

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                          • #14
                            I know it's spring when...

                            ........it stops snowing.

                            OTOH it's supposed to be 38 degrees today...so we're getting there...slooooowly...

                            Courage and beauty and power and grace, the gift from the horse to humanity’s race. ~Author Unknown

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fargonefarm View Post
                              SLW - I officially blame you if we get a blizzard!

                              Don't you know that you can't put stock tank heaters away until Easter? In these parts if you do it any earlier Mother Nature considers it a death threat
                              Agreed!! I will be blaming SLW too!!!


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                              Courage and beauty and power and grace, the gift from the horse to humanity’s race. ~Author Unknown

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                              • #16
                                I saw a Robin!

                                & a huge flight of sandhill cranes

                                Both guarantees there will be an end to Winter.

                                And then theres $%^& Daylight Savings Time tomorrow.
                                Oh joy, I get to get up a 4A
                                *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
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                                • #17
                                  Just saw my first hummingbird of the season
                                  Thanks for the warning...that means they'll make it here to CT in another 4 weeks or so.
                                  You jump in the saddle,
                                  Hold onto the bridle!
                                  Jump in the line!
                                  ...Belefonte

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                                  • #18
                                    Spring is the first day I can go outside in a t-shirt and be comfortable.

                                    Yup. I'm a cold weather wimp: can't wait to get away from Pennsylvania.

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                                    • #19
                                      ACHOOOOO! Allergies! The old pear tree in the field is covered with blooms. Daffodils are everywhere. The geldings think they're stallions. I've already found two ticks on me.

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                                      • #20
                                        When there is mud. And more mud. I hate mud.

                                        Last night I stopped out to visit my horse. I wasn't going to ride and didn't have a lot of time, but wanted to swing by. I forgot that the mud is here. So my quick visit resulted in me scraping mud off his legs and neck. It's still cold enough that he wears a light blanket outside - which means that his body was still relatively clean, but his blanket is disgusting. I gave up at the mane though. It's slightly long because I'm overdue in pulling it, and last night it looked like Jamaican dreadlocks. But at least I got his legs cleaner.

                                        I'm also super stoked for Daylight Savings. I love when the days are longer.

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