Friday afternoon the promised snow arrived, and come morning there was about 3 inches on the ground. The ensuing overnight temperatures in the teens have kept white on the ground even through to today. This was the most snow we've ever had since moving to our property in 2010 and a First Big Snow for my year old puppy Kodiak and 2 1/2 year old Sheza.
Sunrise over Snow, December 7th
Cozy horses in the barn with snow behind them
Sheza was tap dancing in place like an impatient kid while I haltered her but when we came to the end of safe barn footing and beginning of Scary White Footing, she had to think about things!
Sheza: Meet Snow
A giant leap, a buck of surprise when all 4 hooves touched WHITECOLD,
then off to learn to use her herself in this new footing
"hmm, this is kinda fun!"
"So in the other place there was lots more white stuff and it stayed for months
and there were no stalls?!"
Desert bred filly asks Scrappy the ways of his Nebraskan people
Blaze was doing airs above ground, in hand on my left, on our way out from the stalls, while Desire, ever businesslike, beat out a no nonsense march on my right.
Blaze was frisky, Desire was wondering where the hell her blanket
was going and where her hot mash was
Adventure pups Rip and Kodiak
Stay safe and keep your critters warm, everyone