It was 74 degrees here today! That alone is worth a blog entry. But the real news is that I may be getting some interesting horses on Montpelier! A foster farm is closing, so I am taking those horses to another farm, which is willing to swap out for possibly very sound horses. Isn’t that exciting?? I might have real news to tell you all, rather than complaining about the weather and making stuff up about engineering rainworks and the need for hay and whatever. Okay, I didn’t make that stuff up, but it was pretty boring. Really boring. My day to day existence is not a Broadway show, and there are no back up singers. Would be pretty cool if there were, but it is mainly me walking through mud, checking on horses.
Not much to blog about there. Except when I tried to get water to the horses last winter, and had to bring the tank and the water (as everything was frozen and the pipes were not working). Was slippery. And dark. I pushed the tank out of the back of the truck and me and the water went WOOSH right after it. I landed flat on my back behind the pickup. I vowed to go on a diet after I saw my butt imprint. Anyway, the horses got water, I was not hurt, and all was right with the world. Except my butt. Crike! I’ve never seen anything that big! Of course, in my defense, I was wearing almost every bit of cold weather clothes I owned. Yep. That’s it. Extra padding. Probably why landing on my tailbone didn’t hurt a bit. Yep. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!
So, next week I start the Great Virginia Horse Swap. I will keep you all posted. New horse list soon.
Oh, and T the Jerky Ulcer Horse seems to be much more cooperative, despite the fact that for unexplained reasons, he dropped a ton of weight in the last week. Several horses have. I don’t get it – the temp warms up and horses tank. So I have been rearranging my feeder fields and am tossing the grain. Thank Dog it is almost spring! Paws crossed!