A Perfect Snow Day

I finally found my motivation. Today’s warmer temperatures and bright sun revealed that it was just in hibernation. There was a wide expanse of untouched, pristine snow just waiting for hoof prints and I had two horses who were willing to oblige. The snow was deep but fluffy, there wasn’t a hint of wind, and […]

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One Day of Winter

It’s been a warm winter so far. Not much snow to speak of, especially when you consider that two years ago there were about three feet of snow on the ground right about now. When I left for the barn this morning to meet my farrier, there was no snow. The forecast was for snow […]

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Winter is coming

Tonight we are expecting temperatures to drop to about zero, with gusting winds that will make it feel even colder. I’m not really ready for winter. Yesterday it was 40 degrees and sunny! This evening I bundled up the horses in their blankets, fed some extra hay and made sure they had plenty of water. […]

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First snowy rides of 2016

It finally decided to act like Winter in New England. Last week we had an overnight storm which left us with slushy snow and freezing rain and early this week we’ll have overnight lows in the single digits. I suppose it had to happen, but I’m already longing for the tropical temperatures we had over […]

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Signs of spring

Now that we’ve had a few days of warmer weather — just a tease, really — I’m starting to see the frozen tundra of a landscape come alive. We had a dusting of snow the other day and the next morning, there were rabbit tracks all over. It made me realize that for a long […]

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