Monday, December 28, 2015

Riding out the storm

As much as I was hoping the blizzard would bypass the 7MSN, it did not.

The snow started late Saturday morning.
There was nothing left to do but watch it from the snowroom and crochet.


You can build a horse a barn, but you can't make him stand in it. 



What a knucklehead.



You can lead a horse to heated water, but you can't make him drink it.



Yes, I'm talking about you.



This is George the moment he realizes it's feeding time again.



This is Alan the moment the snow starts blowing into his face again.



Fifteen and a half inches of snow fell by Saturday morning,
then it snowed most of Sunday. I elected not to measure it again.
It would only make me worry about how and when I'll be able to get out of here.



I've been trying to keep up with the shoveling so that it doesn't get overwhelming.
Every couple of hours, I clear a path to the barn, scoop poop, feed, water, 
then come back inside to thaw out.



Snowstorms do wonders for my crocheting productivity. 
Auntie Em, your pillow is done and one of these days I'll be able to mail it.


30 comments:

  1. brrrr and glad you are safe... silly horse, silly donkey... how about a post on what chickens do in snow

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  2. Glad everyone survived!

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  3. So glad to hear you and herd are ok. Are you sure that pillow is for Aunt Em and not Aunt Jean?

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  4. Blizzards are fun! As long as you have plenty of animal feed, people feed, and BEER. Popcorn too. Hank's face is SO cute & I love Alan's ears: "Oooh, I don't LIKE this!" My sister in SW Colorado got 2 ft & temps of 0 degrees. Hope you can get out before spring, though -- maybe you can ride Lucy to town? (Take along a tent & some rations.) Your crocheting is very pretty!
    --- Laurie W.

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  5. I'm glad everyone is ok. Maybe you can crochet Hank a snow suit, maybe the kind that would make him look like a big babyblue bunny. I saw the radar and I see the storm heading right towards Ethel in the form of sleet and rain. I think I would rather have the snow. Stay safe Ethel.

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    1. Thank you! It's not too bad,yet. It does look evil...I rather have snow :-O
      Ethel

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  6. Hank has to be the goofy one sometimes. Thanks for the update. Looks like all is well.

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  7. Glad to hear how you are after reading of the historic blizzard that hit New Mexico. Good thing you prepared.

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  8. I've been checking on the weather in your neck of the woods. Yiks, that's a lot of snow for you guys. Stay warm. We are used to a lot of snow and yet we still don't have any. Strange.

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  9. everyone stay safe. We are under a freezing rain advisory in Southwest Lower Michigan today. 1 to 2 tenths is what we are expecting.
    Lynda in Michigan

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  10. Sorry, Aunt Jean, Smooch helped her mom pick the winner. I think she wants to deliver it in person to get out of the snow! I love it and don't mind waiting. BTW: What is it with horses and blizzards? We had to practically drag Tiger into the barn during our ice storm of the 90s. His halter was frozen to his furry head and mane and, even though it was dangerous with trees falling in his pasture, he wanted nothing to do with the barn!

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    1. Can't blame an aunt for trying. Heh heh

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  11. So glad to see your updated photos today. Sounds like a good day to do some baking. I do really hope this does not last. We were stuck for a week earlier this year in ice, and it seemed like a month!
    Take things slow and stay safe!
    Lisa G in TN

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  12. You were very wise in preparing before the (possible) storm hit. You chastise Hank for standing in the snow, but it looks like the pictures were taken by someone standing in the snow. Shall we say "you can build a warm house for someone but you can't make them stay in it??" I already printed and hung a black-and-white photo of Hank with snow on his coat. I might need to fire up the color printer for one from this photo group. Stay warm and know we are thinking of you.

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  13. Looks to be the worst snowstorm in New Mexicans' memory. Hang in there.

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  14. Oh man that does look bad.....glad you don't have to drive in it. I'm here at work wishing I was home watching the snow from my home window not my work window. Yikes I'm dreading the drive home. Betsy

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  15. Good job riding out that storm! Everyone looks cozy ... even Hank ... he just needs to KNOW HE CAN get cozy IF he wants to! Where did JCC spend the time? Your weather arrives way up here in Canada tonight. I put the snow on our Bulldog for the first time. We're ready.

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  16. Once again, we got the olde cold shoulder from the storm. We have snow but not very much. Two streets over it was icy and impassable. Go figure. Hope you weather the storm well, as I am sure you and herd will. xoxo from the Cuckoos at the Casa

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  17. I can picture Johnny Cashcat hunkered down in his bed with his new crocheted blanket around him! How did he react to snowdrifts?

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    1. He is indeed snuggled in his bed with his heating pad and blanket and has yet to leave the feed room. Smart cat.

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  18. I love that pillow! Do you mind if I ask what that stitch is called? I want to learn how to do it and make some pillows here.

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    1. It's called the puff or bobble stitch. Here's a link to the tutorial I learned it from: http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/bobble-stitch-crochet.html

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  19. An American in Tokyo12/28/15, 5:33 PM

    I hope you are thawing out fine!!
    Hank is so silly. I wonder why he likes being out in the snow?! ha ha!!
    Stay warm!!

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  20. Mr Knucklehead seems happy in the snow! and enjoying himself also! well at least it looks like you can start a crocheted cushions & blankets business.

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  21. I thought you were going to lock Hank in the Recovery Room with Lucy to prevent such knuckleheaded moves. Can't resist a pretty muzzle, can you?

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  22. Been enjoying your blog for several months now. Thanks for all your effort in sharing your days with us.
    I ranch in a cold winter climate in western Canada (imagine your place as it is now, another twenty degrees in the negative and staying that way four months long). Love your photographs and had to chuckle to see your 'winter' boots and gloves.

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    1. Thanks for introducing yourself, Arlette. I just visited your blog and am feeling like a weather wimp!

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  23. I didn't know you were a crocheter too, Carson! Geez, looking at the blogs of people who manage outside animals and snow, makes me very glad I live where I do, Western Downunder, where it never snows, even though we do get horrid hot summers. But then, so do you!

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