Sunday, May 5, 2013

The end of the never-ending winter!

Finally!!!  After a good six months of snow on the ground, winter is over!
(despite the jokes about Saskatchewan having 10 months of winter that's not the case, normally)
There's still some snow but for the most part it's melted.  There has been some flooding, although thankfully not at our place. 
Best of all, the ponies are back on pasture!  Sure, it's dry, fall grass seeing as the spring grass hasn't even had a chance to grow yet... but between watching the dwindling hay supply after the extra long winter, having the last of the cattle hay buried under a massive snowdrift, and having the hay barn blown in after the last storm (the same storm that buried the cattle hay, and resulting in some ruined hay in the hay barn) it is a HUGE relief just to let them through that gate to the pasture!
I have to admit, it's also nice to let them out to pasture so they can stretch their legs, play and get the sillies out before I get back on them again too! ;) 
Which is the plan, starting tomorrow!  The arena will need some work before I can ride in there but the barrel patch is usable.  Now I need to come up with a game plan to fit riding in around work.  I love this "new" job (wow I've been here 8 months!) but the schedule kinda sucks for fitting in horse & outdoor stuff around work and being able to see Pie with his odd schedule.  It will happen though!

1 comment:

  1. I can only imagine how nice it must be to be at the end of your brutal winter. Too bad about the crappy schedules, maybe that will change too?


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