Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday encore ~ Riding out the storm

This post is from Dec. 30 last year, four days post-blizzard of '16. 


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.


  1. Thank goodness this was LAST year. Good for the countryside, tho.

  2. Sure was a different landscape than your shots from yesterday. Happy New Year Carson. Wishing you and your four legged family all the best in 2017.

  3. I love the winter coats on your herd. It's pretty with all the fluffy snow. I am glad I don't have to go out in it and can just enjoy your pictures!

  4. That picture of sweet Hank with snow on his nose, looking at you through the pipe corral, is one of my favorites. All the best in the New Year.

  5. Best wishes for 2017 from our farm to yours - Happy New Year!

  6. Love how's pretty the snow looks! I rather enjoy it from the inside, too. Love seeing Hank in the snow and also glad you didn't have this year. Great shots!

  7. Happy New Year, sans blizzard or flat tires, but full of joy and good health and fun, and friends&helpers to share laughter and margaritas with! At the same time, a big Thank You for not "abandoning" your fans and followers - I do enjoy/ love/ appreciate greatly your "spoonfuls". (Although your words, stories and punch-lines were what used to make me really crack up... like "Three bench hens" etc. - yes, I treated myself to your 12 Days... again! - and made me wish that my creativity, esprit, and English were up to commenting in a way that might entertain *you* in return, but ugh...) Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    1. Totally agree with Irmgard. Linda, I wish you a Joyful New Year, good health for you and your critters and loads for happy moments.

  8. An American in Tokyo1/3/17, 4:55 PM

    Wishing you all the best for 2017!!!