Winter Is Here To Stay
From the looks of things, winter has decided New Jersey is a great place to spend the...well, the winter.
Temperatures have barely been above freezing since early December. A few days of warmer weather have been chilled off by either wind or the snow cover. Now, to add insult to injury, we've just had another few inches of the white stuff. Not enough to do more than coat all the bare spots but enough to make the roads a bit icy and discourage hopes that we were going to have a nice thaw.
And, from what I've been reading, there is another potential nor'easter for early next week. For those who don't know, a nor'easter is a coastal storm that comes up our way from the south, with circling winds from the northeast to just make it more miserable.
The irony of all this is that we had an exceptionally dry summer and were essentially in a drought for most of those months. On the plus side the winter storms do tend to refill the water supplies and the underground aquifer, helping us survive the dry summer. So, in a sense, as much as I curse it, the snow is a mixed blessing.
The Boys looked a bit perplexed this morning. I got the feeling they were asking me when the snow was going to go away too. They were hanging out in the corner of the paddock by the garage. There is some tree cover there and the hedge row so I guess it was a protected spot. It's kind of interesting watching where the horses do decide to spend their time in the bad weather. But as long as they are inside the fence, wherever they hang out is fine with me. *G*