Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter............Ugh!




Well, Winter continues and I find it annoying lately! It's been sub-zero off and on for a couple of weeks...........Horses are coping well enough and just got my hay delivered to find the delivery cost has gone up 50%, oh well.........I'll be starting the girls on their 2011 Equine Wellness Program soon. Jenny, the new goat has mixed in well with the boy goats......Everyone seems to be getting along. Nothing really new so far. Steve and I are planning another trip to England in April for about 12 days this time. We have our tickets and we'll be getting our hotel and car rental next week, hope there's something left as we'll be there just prior to the Royal Wedding. Too bad we won't be there for that, but we will be there for Easter, that should be fun. This time Steve thinks we may try and get to the Isle of Wight........One place I haven't been. It will fun to see Joseph again, he will have just turned two years old when we get there. And our son, Thomas and his girlfriend of many years are expecting, due sometime in the summer, which will bring us back there again in September. I feel uber overwhelmed with this now, taxes will have to be done, packing, hotel, car, don't know if Zoe will be here to care for animals. Not sure what her next steps will be. She's waiting to hear back from Americorps, Teach for America and Grad School application at Madison. We'll have to fertilize and de-weed the pasture in March before we leave, and once the ground starts melting I have about 7 fence posts to dig out and I need to find a solar powered electric charge for the pasture fence, since Kola has snapped the 4 X 4 fence post that held the gate between the arena and paddock , hence the removal of many posts and the need for new electric charge......ugh! I cannot wait for this cold winter to go away!

9 comments:

SunnySD said...

I'm so ready to be done with winter! Brrr - critters don't seem to mind, but I'm getting tired of feeling like the Michelin man every time I step out the door.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Winter is so hard, but I suspect your winters are worse than mine. 50% seems to be a rather drastic raise in price. Every time gas prices go up, my hay farmer jacks up the cost of delivery, even though he only lives a mile down the road from me.

Cheyenne said...

Sounds like a full year so far! The Isle of Wight? Its the only place in the UK, where there are no North American Grey Squirrels!

Trail Riding Cowgirl said...

I so feel your pain on winter. We have had record snow here this winter and man has it been cold! Dreaming of the sunny days of summer.

Jeni said...

Very tired of winter... Cincinnati has seen more snow in Dec and Jan then we EVER do all winter... The snow melts a bit then freezes.. so now we are ice.. and ice... and ice..

Hopefully as you get through each item on your check list you will begin to feel less over whelmed =/

Stay warm!

word verification is "energ" how fitting!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

It is easy to feel overwhelmed, but remember, everything will fall into place as time goes by. You hae a wonderful trip to look forward to...I am envious! I wish we were able to go overseas to see our friends and family this year. We will probably have to wait till 2012. So glad your critters are all OK!!1

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Rising Rainbow said...

I think we're all ready for winter to be done.

I need to get a new solar charger myself. Mine died after 20 years and the horses are killing my fences without one so I have lots of repairs to look forward to as well. yuck!

The trip sounds like fun. Hope you have a relaxing time. Sounds like that's what you need.

Meghan Brady said...

Glad that I'm riding in Central California this winter - brrr! Nice to see the photos of the snow and horses, though - thanks for sharing!