Friday, January 07, 2011

More Snow

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*


  1. winter is the worst! even down here in NC

  2. There's always the January thaw to hope for.

  3. We got around 10 inches today. What a mess. But you're right about the snow helping out in the dry summers.

    Our herd decided to come in early tonight, they really didn't want to be out until later tonight.

    They're all warm in their stalls, plenty of hay and all is right with their world.

    Hope you don't hurt your knees digging out.

  4. No snow so far, but it is cold and dry ...

    Winter came early this year. I do not know when it will finish...