Here in Northern Illinois it was a very stormy day, but we were spared the worst of the weather - we only had strong thunderstorms and a lot of high winds. Our barn owner made the wise decision to keep the horses in for the day - the horses didn't think much of that but it was for the best. Red was so upset he was doing a lot of calling and also had loose manure. The worst of the weather didn't hit until late morning, so I went to the barn in the morning before it started raining and put the boys in paddocks with a bit of hay while I picked their stalls - in fact the paddocks are in a row with gates between and since they were the only ones out there I opened a bunch of gates so they could roam up and down the row of paddocks. Dawn seemed content, so I just put her on cross ties to pick her stall.
Then I put the boys back in their stalls and went home to sit out the weather. I used the time to make a pot of soup. And fortunately, we didn't lose power. Later in the afternoon, during a break in the weather action, I went back and did the same thing, and this time I put Dawn in a paddock for a while, which she seemed to appreciate.
The boys were very cute in the paddock, eating from the same pile of hay. When I went to get them, they had their heads over the gate right together - it would have made a cute photo but of course I didn't have my camera.
Temperatures are already dropping, and it's going to be colder but still very windy tomorrow.