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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Frozen Misery

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Woody Allen


What it looks like around here. 

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  1. Oh, yeah. Those could have been taken here. Not quite smooth enough to get out the ice skates! :~)

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  2. It's awful isn't it? I fell like a complaining crab, but it isn't easy to live with. You are one person who understands completely!

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  3. I'll trade both of you, try a down hill on the side of the hill river of ice. I'm supposed to be having guests this weekend and just left a message suggesting they don't come. Just getting a vehicle up my driveway is scarey - let alone trying to walk to the door after you get there!

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  4. I'm sure it's very bad, knowing your driveway. I'm sorry you have to cancel your guests.

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  5. Everytime I read about other ranch water issues I think I need to stop complaining about mine.

    I guess I have it pretty good. If we could just get them to float the arena before it rains we wouldn't be out a weeks worth of work.

    Sorry to hear about your access issues.

    Ron
    horse for sale

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  6. Hi Ron, thanks for stopping by! I am telling myself it could be worse. I have someplace to put them for a couple of hours a day. That's better than it could be.

    I just put a real energized stallion out and he's making good use of his time. : )

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  7. Oh Beth--I can only imagine what your hill is like! It is a neat setup, but not for ice! Unfortunately, it looks like the ice will be with us for a while longer.

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  8. Yikes! I have been out of town for over a week and have missed the whole thing.

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  9. Unfortunately, it's still here! How was your time in CO?
    I saw the photo of you and Sinclair with the robot. Very impressive.

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  10. Did you ever get a pair of those YakTrax? There is also a brand that has spikes, but I'd worry about accidently stepping on a pooch paw. Won't help the horses or the car, but at least something to give you traction when out and about. Hang in there. Either it will melt or we will get some snow to top it.

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  11. I didn't. I'm a slow learner sometimes. You know, that's what I thought all winter, about the snow. This isn't unusual to have a melt and then ice. It's short-lived because of snow. This year has been different. We had a melt in Dec. and we never got enough snow to cover the ice that has kept most of my turnout inaccessible. Now this last melt, with rain , has created a nightmare situation. There isn't a heavy snowfall in the forecast, so I'm stuck. This will go down as my worst winter for horse care.

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  12. I agree that this is the most challenging winter for Minnesota horse owners in years. Frigid cold, wind from all directions, enough snow to make things interesting, rain in Feb and thick sheets of ice! And it ain't over yet, folks!

    I am missing my helper, but luckily, I have less chores, so it evens out. And I do not have the hills to deal with that some of you have.

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  13. That is the advantage of living out on the prairie, it's flat. Too bad we aren't closer, we could share chores and misery. : )

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