Winter slumber

Welcome to the frozen, arctic wasteland that the barnyard has become. We have seen -33 degrees f. this week. Then we were blessed with 5 inches of snow. Will this winter ever end? Sometimes it doesn’t seem like it. C’mon spring!

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So, obviously with the cold and the snow we are feeding. Good hay. And a lot of it. When we drive into the pasture with the hay truck we are welcomed. Here is Bandit, Clovis (behind) and Dime a Dozen coming up with his blanket butt in the rear.

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Here is Casper. With the golden children in the back waking up from their naps. Lucky and Dollar.

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The steel gray filly. All covered in snow and cold. What should we name her?

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Everyone came right up and got in the chow line. I am driving. Because I am a wimp like that. The Western Original is out in the cold. Doing the manual labor. I like it like that.

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But Taffy is just standing there. All alone. She is not coming to eat.

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Ya. Everyone else is eating.

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She has me worried. Is she sick? They are always hungry!

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There she stands. She can’t just be sleeping. The horse survival instincts are way too honed to sneak up on a slumbering equine. Right?

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Suddenly - pop! Up comes the head. (I think she only has one eye open.)

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Hey guys - Where’d you go?

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Guys! Wait for me!

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Don’t eat it all!

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I’m coming save some for me!

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Ahhh. Happily in line for chow!

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Love the sight of happy, eating horses on a cold winter day. Isn’t that Pippi Long Stocking a good looking horse? Wait till you see how gentle she is!

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Red and Billy Both Socks sharing a flake.

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Holly and Murphy’s Law being affectionate?

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Or not.

Thank you for joining us here at the barnyard!

I hope the weather is a little more friendly in your neck of the woods. I hope is gets alittleLOT nicer here! Come back soon!

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Erin Stiver-Henson 2013