Winter Dance

The sun drops out of the sky so quickly now. By four thirty, it’s dark. But there is a magical moment just before that happens where the light dances on the trees as they sway gently in the wind. The silver birches glow and and shimmer and for just those moments you can almost forget […]

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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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Keeping Warm: the Human Side

Hand warming tools

Does this sound familiar? You’re standing in the SmarkPak clearance loft chortling over the deal you just got on an 84″ Rhino blanket. Just $97? You run to the checkout before someone else can grab that last, heavyweight blanket out of your hands. Fast forward a few days when you are standing in Nordstrom’s Rack […]

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It’s Melting

Zelda and I went out for one more snow day before the rains come and wash the rest of it away. We’ve enjoyed our days of warmth, although none as much as Freedom. He’s had a blissed out look on his face all week. Can you tell that he really hated the cold weather? Tomorrow […]

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The Snow Begins

I haven’t been outside for many hours, but last I checked we had white out conditions and snow was falling at a rate of 2-3″ per hour. When I fed this morning, there was only an inch or two on the ground and the horses looked pretty cozy in their Rambo blankets — funnily enough, […]

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Feeding for Warmth

As the Northeast prepares for a winter storm tomorrow (we’re supposed to get a foot of snow and then bone chilling cold), I’m strategizing about the horses. Although our horses don’t get put in stalls at night, they have access to run in sheds where they can get out of the snow and wind. Both […]

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