dancing horses

dancing horses

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter is Here

After a bunch of fits and starts, winter seems to be settled in. This year has been a bit easier because of two things:
1. heated water buckets. I can't say enough about them. It helps to ensure that the horses get enough water and that I'm not engaged in breaking ice out of buckets.

2. Putting sliding doors on the outside of the stalls. As much as I loved the look of the dutch doors they turned out to be impractical for winter- the snow would build up and keep me from opening them without shovelling and beating out ice mounds.

the first year the barn was built, before we painted them

sliding doors- requiring only 4 inches of clearing
The critters seem to be enjoying the snow. I'm hoping to get some snow shoeing in this weekend

Our youngest addition has been named Simon and has taken over the house with charm and confidence.
cutest present every


  1. Awww Simon melted my heart. Looks like all your critters are having fun in the snow :)

  2. Simon is the cutest cat ever!!!!! I love him! I love all of the pictures. You get such crisp action shots. I wish we could hang out and take pictures together so I could learn a few things hehe. :D


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