Tuesday, February 16, 2010


It was pouring down rain yesterday morning when I went out to do my first rounds. This little face greeted me as I slid open the stable door. It is obvious that he got to spend the night dry inside and looked pretty pleased about that.

We are now beginning to have mixed feelings about the rain. We are grateful that the lakes are filled and that the pastures have received a good watering through the whole winter but the combination of ices, snows and rains have just left everything so muddy. I cannot remember a winter when I got so much use out of my mucking boots. Many winters I am fine in normal shoes, simply tiptoeing around the damper spots. It is not quite that easy this year.

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