Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Winter Wonderland (well, sort of)

This morning was the closest thing we've had to snow all winter.

It was an eerily beautiful morning. Frost clung to everything, and the air was so still, that the frost crystals were stacked on top of each other, making it look like snow.

Everything was frosted,

and the air was so still.

It made for a perfect day-after-Christmas.

Off in the misty distance, the cows grazed solemnly.

Even from the very back, the farm looked so peaceful.

Sophie's shredded jacket cracks me up. She's run under too many barbed wire fences with it back in Missouri and I have yet to find her a proper replacement.

The horses were all hungry (of course). After feeding, I went back inside and cozied up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate.

The afternoon I spent with Moose, making sure he could stand tied well enough to take him on an arena night and worked on his feet some (he's not too great about his feet being handled, but coming along well regardless). I also did Fabian's feet, ran water and seperated Betty so I could really get to working on her as well. She's coming along so well, following me around for affection now. Time to get her trained to lead and tie!

Overall, it was a perfect ending to a great holiday four-day weekend!



Alan T Hainkel said...

Wish I had some pics like that... Nice work, kiddo... :D

Nicole said...

ah! Don't you love 4 day weekends! I wish they came around more!

Jessie McCandless said...

Thanks, Alan--I think you could have done a much better job. I really wish I had a nice camera, but perhaps one day...

I do love them, Nicole--I get another 4 days off soon here, but we're supposed to get a winter storm in, so...not sure how productive I will be. I have to say I get spoiled with 3-day work weeks, though!!