The summer of 2021 is almost over and it has flown by fast. We had a fairly mild spring and early summer, mid summer it was about normal, maybe not as hot but the last part of summer has been dry, dry, dry. I’ve seriously considered putting the sprinkler on the pasture for the horses., wait a second, I actually did that. I’ll try and post video of one of our horses messing with the sprinkler, lol. We are so excited that we have also had a few new people and horses join up with us! Ginny brought Ranger and Lilly to live here. They are great horses, not to mention their owner. 🙂
This spring was a great one! Mowing has started in earnest so we’ll be spending every spare moment mowing, lol. It feels like it anyway. I love this time of year though, we finally can get outside. The horses are busy shedding off their old winter coat and growing into their new summer shinny ones. The most recent exciting news at the stable is that we have a new pretty face around here with her horse that calls us home: welcome Kami and Lady. We are so excited to see all you’re going to accomplish in the horse world!!
It has been a great summer so far! We have had wonderful weather and the grass is finally coming on strong. Come have fun with us while the weather is perfect for riding. 🙂
This year has been a bit different than last year. So far, it has not been very cold so we are still doing lessons; however, next week the cold fountain is turning on! I hope it will only be for a few days. Summer is almost upon us….
The winter water issue….
Everyone loves the winter. The fresh smelling air, cold breezes and snow, yes snow is what makes winter, winter. I hate to be a party pooper but I don’t love winter. Winter is beautiful, I’ll give you that, but the cold and snow make it so much harder to get things done here at the stables. Take water for example, some of our stock tanks have water heaters in them. An extension cord is run from a nearby outlet to power the heaters which keep the water from freezing in the tanks, albeit at a cost of up to $4 a day, but they do work. The picture below is of a tank with a heater in it. In some of the other stock tanks, it is not feasible to run a extension cord out to, we have to break the ice as it forms on the top of the water so the horses can drink water; sometimes as many as 5 times a day! This is one of the hardest things keep on top of. Who wants to go outside that many times a day when it is 13 degrees out with winds? I think I like winter from inside of my house! 🙂
Waiting for warmer days….