Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Mailman Creed

So what is that mail carrier's creed? Something about rain or snow or sleet?

Well the mailman has nothing on us horse people!!

Neither wind or snow or below zero temperatures keep us from making sure our ponies are knee deep in hay, out of the wind and have plenty of warm water. Even if we have to dress like this to get the job done...
(See my crazy cat? He really though he wanted to go out until I opened the door)

No really...That is me in there. See??
(I was wishing I had a set of goggles too-The wind made my eyes tear and they froze on my lashes.)

My hard working Red Dog is unsure about this...
Are you sure about this mom?

Even if the weather predictions hadn't been warning us of this storm for the last few days, we still would have known the weather was about to change. The deer herd seems to have doubled in the last couple of days. They have swarmed the yard and I think most have staked out the hay bale of their choice. That is when they stop being pretty to look at and you wished they would go live in the wild like they are supposed to. But, I just can't help myself...I cannot resist taking pictures of the beautiful bucks that seem to be multiplying...



It won't be long and their horns will start falling off. In the spring it's fun to ride the draws and pick up the sheds. That is where all of those cool antler chandeliers, lamps and decorative items come from.

10 comments:

Leah Fry said...

If you ever find any of the shed antlers you don't want, send them my way. I'll pay for shipping.

gtyyup said...

So true!!! Ya gotta do whatcha gotta do...no matter how scary we look! LOL!

Andrea said...

I could not imagine getting all bundled up like that to go out!! That is crazy!! But I am glad you got out there and stayed warm.

And as long as you are warm, it doesn't matter what you look like. I love your scarf!!

Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind said...

'dem bucks are beautiful!!! You look adorable all bundled up! The only thing I am NOT missing about the barn right now is having to go in the freezing cold!

Natarojo said...

lol love the getup! It reminds me of, well, me! lol. last night at the barn bucketing water to horses because the automatic waterers froze up.... *sigh* love the winter weather!

ranchette said...

hey - we're twins! I look about the same when I get all the Carhartt gear out. Can't believe how cold it got here in Minnesota in a hurry. Taking a toll on the horses between the freezing rain and polar wind chill. At least everybody's snug in their stalls now. I'm longing for the days of summer when I could wear my pajama pants outside to do chores in the morning. Shhh, don't tell the neighbors.

PS - the husband is insanely jealous of your buck herd.

Rising Rainbow said...

LOL, oh can I relate to that look......I'm pretty much wearing it myself about now........and from the looks of it will be wearing it for days if not weeks to come.

Mikey said...

Beautiful, both you and the deer :) Love the pics, but brrrrr!!!

Melanie said...

Love it!!! We have some nasty weather over here right now too, but it is nothing like yours...I am sure of it!!!

Those are some good looking bucks! I will have to show my son when he gets home from school! :0

Callie said...

I totally hear ya on the cold! totally!