Snowballs in November

Winter started early this year. Normally our Thanksgiving Hunt is chilly but not snowy. This past week I already woke up to two mornings with temperatures barely into the teens. As a result, our Thanksgiving Hunt was cancelled. And we’ve had snow! Not a lot of snow, but enough so that poor Freedom, who won’t […]

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Roller coaster temperatures

Alas, our snow is now mostly gone. Sunday night we had rain, rain and more rain. Then warmer and warmer temperatures. While Saturday has a high of something like 11 degrees, Monday it was 50. Then today it was back down to 13. If the weather seems confused, that’s nothing compared to the horses. This […]

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Zero degrees and the horses don’t care

It’s been wickedly cold here in New England. This morning it was -5 degrees! It certainly isn’t pleasant for us humans, but the horses don’t seem to mind. We don’t put our horses in stalls; they always have the option to go in and out. Personally, I think that more movement keeps them warmer. When […]

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Guess what? It’s snowing again!

Here in the Northeast the snow just won’t quit. We have more than 2 feet on the ground (with huge drifts) and another foot or so predicted to fall between now and Thursday. Getting to and from the barn has been challenging. Although the driveway to the house is plowed there’s an additional long driveway […]

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Snow, glorious snow!

Last week it was cold. The ground was hard and their was ice everywhere. It was too cold to ride and the footing was awful. I felt like hibernating. Last night we had 8-9 inches of gorgeous, powdery snow! Okay, it was still too cold to ride (my cutoff is 20-degrees and this morning it […]

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