Lunch Truck

Zelda loves meals on wheels. She’s never met a food delivery vehicle that she didn’t like! Today my husband took his snow blower over to the barn to create a path wide enough to drive food to the red barn. I don’t think that we’ll be getting a hay delivery truck down there any time […]

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100 inches of snow . . . and counting

Yup, 100 inches. According to the news yesterday, we’ve had that much snow so far in Boston this year. 100 inches of snow is 8’3″. Sure, much of it has compacted down to a manageable 3′ or so, but it’s still a heck of a lot of snow. What things are 100 inches? Here are […]

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Too much snow = devastating collapses

Everyone knows that here in New England we’ve had too much snow. But unless you’ve lived through this kind of weather, you may not think about the consequences beyond the inconvenience of slogging through three or four feet of compressed snow, bone chilling temperatures and roads barely wide enough for a car to pass through. […]

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Fence? What fence?

After another foot of snow fell last night, adding insult to injury. The snow is now so deep that it’s almost subsumed our fencing at the barn. You can still see the wooden post fencing, but the internal tape fencing? It’s pretty much underwater. The good news is that there’s so much snow that even […]

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Horsicle

Just when we’d almost dug out from the last storm, we’ve been hit by another.  This one came with less fanfare, very few ominous warnings in the media, and no driving ban but it dumped almost as much snow on us and left the roads nearly impassible. Thankfully, I didn’t need to walk to the […]

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Belly Deep

Here in New England we are still digging out from the storm . . . with more snow expected over night Another point of reference is Rockinghorse ranch. Some of the smaller ponies are completely submerged.   We are expecting wickedly cold temperatures here for the next week. I really don’t like waking up to […]

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Zelda wants a fountain

Although we’ve had plenty of cold weather this winter (too much), we’ve had practically no precipitation. That’s a problem for our water situation at the Red Barn, where we depend on rain water to fill our tanks. This week the front tank was down to just a few inches of water. Luckily, last winter my […]

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It’s all about staying warm

We’ve had quite a run of cold weather. Okay, it is Winter and it is New England, but I am getting tired of waking up to single digit temperatures (or worse). Warming up to 16 degrees just doesn’t cut it for me. I’m not worried so much about the horses. They don’t seem to mind […]

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