Tuesday, December 28, 2010

S'no Joke

This is the path I had to shovel to the barn. I widened it with the tractor. 

What It Looks Like

The tractor repair guy might be here today, but I doubt it. More likely to come as the week goes on.  They said I could fill the tractor with hydraulic fluid and use it, just keeping an eye on the level.  My farmer friend tells me not to take the chance. It's driving me crazy having the one driveway blocked but I'm trying to live with it.

Meantime, I shoveled a short path to the side of the barn by the arena to dump the manure for now. I can move it once the snow is gone--and the tractor is fixed.  If I get up enough energy, I might shovel a path to the real manure pile. But we'll see.

Meanwhile, for your amusement, since I hope most of you don't have snow to shovel, here are some pics of the storm's aftermath. 

But, here is one of my favorites. This picture came from my friend Stacie.  This is Rosie, the mustang mare she adopted this summer.  Rosie will be three in the Spring.  I suspect, from the photo, that's she's been in the snow before.  I just thought this was so cute it needed to be shared.
Rosie is somewhere around 15h or a little less--Stacie hasn't measured her recently. Looks to me as if she has more snowdrifts than I do.  She is about 35 miles south of me.

Nothing like a little snow to make the winter interesting.


  1. Icy the weather has not dampened your sense of humor!

    Too bad about your tractor. We've had to replace the O rings in ours a couple times because of hydraulic leaks (it's a Kubota).

    The snow looks very pretty from my living room couch. And Rosie looks like she's having a good time!

  2. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Tractor troubles always seem to happen at the worst times. Like the picture of Rosie - she doesn't look too concerned.

  3. Rosie is certainly making the most of it. That's a fun picture. Your other snowy pictures reminded me why I like living in California.

  4. That's a lot of hand shoveling! Rosie is adorable in the snow. At least someone likes it.

  5. Anonymous9:49 PM

    I am glad everyone likes Rosie. I can't wait til she is broke and I can ride her!

  6. Even at this distance I find the tractor's problems frustrating, just when you need it. The snow will probably be melted by the time the tractor is fixed.

    How very funny - Rosie's face. Maybe she still expects that to eat she has to dig for grass.