Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Weather Swings

It's a little hard for me to wrap my brain around the extreme weather conditions we have in South Dakota. I've lived here almost all my life and know to expect the extremes. But when I sit down to think about it, it's a little scary.

Just last week we were dealing with Winter Weather Advisories, Wind Chill Warnings, Blizzard Watches, etc.  I was worried about the horses and who should be stalled and who should be wearing a blanket, etc.

And now...we are currently in the 50s with the last two days in the 60s and tomorrow reaching 70 degrees. The only thing I'm worried about now is if I'll get stuck in the mud and lose my boots. We are supposed to have beautiful weather for the next week or so. I'd like to take advantage of it while it lasts. I'm hoping that we aren't in for a drought again this year.

With all the fog we had in December, I was sure we were going to get hammered with snow in March. So far, just that one little storm and nothing else. Of course, we ARE only in the middle of March so I won't count my eggs before they hatch just yet.

On a bright note, I heard and saw a robin last night during chores. Spring is here no matter what!

And today marks the 4 month anniversary of brining Junior home. Tomorrow marks the four year anniversary of brining Bo home. I'm hoping to get some pictures of both horses tonight, even if they are scuzzy and covered in mud.

I've been leaving them out of the barn at night because it's so warm. Two nights ago, they were standing next to each other. I'm really pleased that Junior is starting to feel comfortable around some of the horses. Even this morning, he came up behind Rain. Luckily Rain is pretty agreeable (he wasn't in the past). So hopefully Junior can feel more comfortable soon. He's only been in with the big herd for a short while.

Here's to hoping we have some great weather and can get a lot of stuff done around the Sanctuary. We are so very far behind. If anyone wants to come out and help, I can't pay you but I CAN feed you!

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