Monday, January 12, 2009
Well, we got some snow starting on Friday. BOY did we get snow. The picture here is about 1/2 through Saturday, so we got most of it by then, but not all. It snowed more than 10 inches within 24 hours. We haven't had that much snow at one time since I don't know how long. Last year we supposedly got record amounts of snow, but it was all spread out. A little here, a little there. Not this time. Thankfully it was over the weekend so no school or work missed. Here in NW Ohio, we get weather like this, not a big deal. So what did I do Saturday? I shoveled, went to the grocery store, got home and shoveled some more, went to the barn (where I loped my lovely lady, TO THE LEFT!!!), went home and shoveled some more and then crashed. lol My forearms are soooo tired.
When I got home from the barn I took this picture of Big Dog on our back porch. She had been snowed on because she doesn't like the dog house.
That's her nickname. Her real name is Mayliah, she's a Mastiff/Akita mix and she weights about 150lbs (on the low side). She was not too happy the other girls (Molly Moo and Lily Lu) got to go in and she was stuck out there with me taking pictures. Poor girl. I fell down the back steps as I was trying to get pictures of her because she was jumping all around. lol Payback I suppose.
We decided yesterday at approximately 22 degrees out, it was ok to take the boys sledding. Last year every time it snowed, it was in the negative digits, so we never went. But since Santa was kind enough to bring them sleds this year, we figured we might want to use them at least once, and 10 inches of snow was quite the base. Myself, I don't really like to play in snow per say. I LOVE skiing, but sledding and snowball fights and snowmen? Not so much. But because I love them little buggers, I bundled up in my brand new Carhart bibs and went with them.
Here are a few pictures. I mostly put wipe outs on there, because all my actions shots are blurry, go figure. lol
This is daddy and little guy. They wiped out 1/2 way down the hill.
This is big guy with his new techno/tie dye colored sled.
Here is a (horrible) picture of me and little guy right after we hit a little snow and it sprayed up into our faces. Daddy sure knows how to get the good ones, doesn't he?
This is of little guy wiping out on a nice big hill. He's pretty gutsy that little one. I was hesitant about going down some of the hills because I haven't been sledding in about 20 years. lol
And here are two pictures of the boys enjoying some nice warm hot coco afterwards. They were so happy we went. (although big one's not happy because his coco is TOO hot, lol)
Have a warm day. Out to the barn to try some new things with Sassie. I may (and may should be in italics, because I don't know if it will happen) ride my mare bareback, if I have the courage. Mugwump gave some advice on her onesidedness. I think she's getting better with the slow rehab of working her left side more, as was suggested because she let me lope to the left on Saturday. Yay!!! She gave a little buck, but then went. She was on the wrong lead, so we petered out and then I asked for it again and that time she went into the correct lead. Yay again!! So, we're going to see what happens with what I do tonight and some analyzing of her. Hopefully hubby will be up for spectating it and let me know some stuff.
Enjoy your evening all!
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