Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tuesday's Winter Storm

The weather report on Tuesday said we were supposed to get a trace to two inches of snow by Wednesday at noon.

We had two inches by mid-morning on Tuesday, and it just kept on snowing.

It snowed in sideways, too.

It snowed inside the barn.

It snowed all over the roundbales.

And these kids...they stood outside like they didn't have any shelter at all.

I was determined to show them that they did have shelter, so I trudged out there, all bundled up, and led them through the storm to their place of refuge.

*Cue up 'survival' music*

We made it!

See, Fabian, how much nicer this is?
Poor Moose was battle-wary.
I patted myself on the back for having braved the terrible storm to lead my horses to the warmth of the shelter.
They stayed in there a whole five minutes, too.



Kate said...

I'm always amazed about how they prefer to stay out. Pie almost never uses his shelter unless it's very windy.

Alan T Hainkel said...

Like you keep saying... what a bunch of dorks... ;)

Annette said...

Horses do seem to enjoy standing outside in the weather! I love your barn - it has so much character!! I'm having a case of barn envy... even with snow blowing in yours.

juliette said...

I KNEW how this was going to turn out. I've trudged through the snow, and wind and rain and sleet to "show" everyone how nice and warm and cozy the sheds are only to have them stare at me in bewilderment and calmly walk back outside!

Stay warm - I hope your snow is done soon...I've "decided" our snow is finished for the season.

Jessie McCandless said...

I am too, Kate! But I guess I'm glad they have them anyway....

Good point, Alan ;)

Thanks so much, Annette. Unfortunately the big barn will have to be torn down (it's too far gone) but the one that I took a picture of the side has the old, original house in it, and we're saving that :)

Juliette, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does this! LOL I'm with you on the snow, too--I wouldn't mind at all if this warm up is our entry right into spring (could we be so lucky?)!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Mine would rather stand outside in the bad weather too. Go figure. Hope it warms up soon.

smazourek said...

I can't believe they stood in there for a whole five minutes! Mine much prefer to use the scraggly stand of trees as a windbreak instead of the nice, solid barn wall with roof. Horses obviously don't understand comfort.

Nicole said...

I wonder what it is with horses, my gelding hates to be in the barn when it's raining, snowing, sleeting, hailing... you name it, he'll stand outside unless we lock him in his stall. It's bizarre. :)