Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Nothing Much to Say Except That It's Winter
There isn't much to report on here except that the weather is heading into one of those true winter spells - snow tonight and tomorrow morning, and then the real cold and wind come behind - wind chills are going to be in the -20F range with an air temperature high of 11F on Thursday. Fortunately, the temperatures are supposed to recover fairly quickly by the weekend into the 20s. This is one of those times I really regret our lack of an indoor - not for riding, but just for somewhere the horses can go when we can't turn out due to severe cold - our pastures also are not equipped with any sort of shelter or windbreaks. Our barn is very small, so there isn't much of an aisle to walk horses up and down in so they can at least stretch their legs and keep their digestive systems moving. We'll get through it, but it's never much fun, although the horses are remarkably patient.