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Friday, February 27, 2009

Frowns & Smiles

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.
Tom Peters

They were certainly confused, but I'm not sure they were paying attention. We had a nice snowfall Thursday and it was enough heavy snow to cover the ice. This allowed me to open up two pastures and let the horses out onto larger space. They spent the whole day standing at the gate! Both herds, by the way. All day. At the gate. I give up. I fretted about their lack of exercise and mental freedom and they stand around like lost sheep. What a waste of anxiety.

 This is what a bored horse can do when it sets it mind to something. This took all of about  sixty seconds. What a waste of concern for comfort.

Something nice, snow on the planter 

Snow on the holly bush

Snow and the canes of the antique roses and the bird bath


  1. Lol Sandra, I think they like to just keep us on our toes. If you wouldn't have worried about their liberties at all, they would have given you reason to worry.

    And you know, wanting back in, says something for the home you gave them in the first place.

    Or they are just as sick of this miserable winter as the rest of us and would like to hibernate until it's over.

  2. I think it's all of the above. I don't know if they are stupid, smart or indifferent!

  3. It is like when you buy your toddler a wonderful gift and they play all day with the box : )

    Horses and toddlers both keep you on your toes : )


  4. It's funny you make that analogy because I have often compared horses to toddlers, especially the geldings. Sometimes, don't you think you would be better of just buying a box. : )

  5. Snow snow go away come again another .... uggggg

  6. This snowfall did me a favor! Now I am done with it, so bring on the warm. : )


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