In my last post, complete with the camping, sunshine and water pictures, I mentioned the “s” word. Snow, that is. I wasn’t kidding. We woke up Thursday morning to this (insert other “s” word).
As I mentioned many times, I will not cry about the moisture. We have been in drought conditions since early summer of last year, but doggone-it! It’s so hard to stay positive when winter just goes on and on and on like the Energizer Bunny. Can we please dial up the temps a bit? It dropped to 31° overnight on Thursday which may have just froze our first cutting of alfalfa which we badly need because of said drought. That I will cry about! For the love of God, we just can’t catch a break! I won’t even mention that I hold out little hope for my flowering crab trees and lilac bushes.
I have blankets back on Windy and Butter. Windy, because after last weekend, she is totally shed out and Butter, because the others won’t let her in the barn. Wind chill is at 21° degrees this morning.
I did sneak a ride on Blue boy this past week – on this 17th birthday. He has been in my life since he was four and I trusted him enough to get over my riding fears a decade or so ago. He served as a trusty mount for me and both of our boys. He and I need to get out more often. If the snow will ever quit!