Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fickle Thaw

 Here and There

Warm temperatures yesterday started some more thawing, although today's very cold temperatures stopped the process. What fascinates me is how fickle the snow is.
Here is the front lawn which faces south. It's almost melted.
Here is the paddock just across the driveway, also facing south. That snow is still fairly deep.
Here is the riding arena surface, and yes, that's ice in the front. This is exposed to sunshine nearly all day.
Here's the area where I backed the truck up to the barn to unload the feed.  It is melting.
Here are Chance and Tucker basking in the sunshine in the arena.  Boy, do I have a lot of fence repair to look forward to!! *lol*
Chance was napping in the sun.  But it is cold and windy today so the run in shed helped as a windbreak.
Tucker posed this time. He's in his third blanket of the season. *sigh*
And Toby was off by himself, in the top of the pasture where the snow had melted, also enjoying the sunshine. The trees act as a good windbreak here. Although you can see that branch down.  That's another job to take care of once I can get in there with the tractor.

Spring clean up is going to keep me pretty busy, that's for sure. There are just a ton of things that need tending.


5 comments:

  1. Nice pics. Your property looks quite big. Poor fences the boys do a great job at breaking them ^-^

    They look very relaxed and heatly despise such horrendous winter!

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  2. Nice pictures of your place and the boys and the 3rd blanket. I hear your sigh.

    At least you can see some ground where it melted. Not here, it's still up to my waist. It's so cold and windy today who knows when it will melt.

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  3. Glad your boys caught some sun. We don't have much bare ground yet, and lots of ice where it's melted and refrozen, but it's supposed to be warm for the next several days.

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  4. I looooooooooooooved my week in Montana, though the couple of days of melted snow then a sheet of ice was challenging... until I remembered the studs for my snow boots. then i could walk on the ice like magic. then we got more snow - yippeeeeee!
    then i left. : (
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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  5. I looooooooooooooved my week in Montana, though the couple of days of melted snow then a sheet of ice was challenging... until I remembered the studs for my snow boots. then i could walk on the ice like magic. then we got more snow - yippeeeeee!
    then i left. : (
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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