Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blizzardy weather

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside is so delightful.

While Daddy and baby Wren doze...

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

We are having some blizzardy weather here in Wisconsin. While snow makes farm chores difficult, it is so pretty. It's the weekend, so my honey was home and more than happy to watch the baby while she napped, giving me a chance to get outside and play in the snow.

I went to visit the horses. While they have a barn available to them, they prefer to stand out exposed to the weather. If it gets really harsh, they just stand behind some brush or a hill to block the wind.

They have a nice insulative layer of snow.

During the winter and in dim light Chico and Cody look almost identical (Cody left, Chico right)

Sassy and Pumpkin have pretty much been accepted into the herd. Kachina is delighted because she is no longer the low horse on the totem pole. Both Pumpkin and Sassy are at the bottom. Kachina is the horse that I most often see pestering them and using her new-found power to move them around.

Kachina and Catlow rest, butts to the wind.

Catlow is unimpressed with the storm.

Kachina has icicles hanging from the whiskers around her eyes. They don't seem to bother her.


Linda said...

I've found that a barn is a waste if there are natural areas as windblocks and overhead cover. Unfortunately, our place doesn't have either of those things. Still, our horses, given the choice, are outside huddled together 99 percent of the time and they do great. I think they keep each other warm, and you just can't discount the power of togetherness--especially in a herd animal like a horse. My old Red is still ticking along and I attribute that to his love of his herd.

Those are some absolutely BEAUTIFUL pictures you got of your horses standing together with the tree in the background!! I mean, beautiful!!

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

All the pretty horses, covered in snow. They look great, despite the yucky weather.