Tuesday, January 31, 2017

When the Sun Shines

We've had a brief respite from the rain.  Clouds are moving back in, and the wet stuff will return tomorrow afternoon.  But, we had a wonderful weekend of sunshine.  All of the animals were doing this:

Brett and I did the morning chores in our heavy coats and warm hats, ate our breakfast, and then headed back outside.  By 10 am we didn't need jackets or hats anymore.  I worked in the garden and groomed the horses in a sweatshirt.  Brett finished up the chicken run reinforcement.

I think we hit 53F.

Brett's next project is rebuilding the bridge that crosses our largest stream, giving us access to the girls' pasture and the compost piles.  Brett needs to be able to get his tractor and truck over there to work on cutting up the tree that fell into the girls' pasture.  So, the bridge has become priority one.  Yesterday, he was busy buying supplies. He was telling me about his bridge plans last night -- as is typical, the bridge will be strong, sturdy and plenty large.  I'm thinking a semi will be able to rumble across when he's done.

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  1. One more project for Brett! It's a good thing he is retired!

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    1. Ha ha! Retired is a joke -- I think he works harder now that he did when he was "working." Of course, there's nothing quite as satisfying as the work he is doing now. He moans and groans about his aches and pains at the end of the day but he loves it nonetheless.

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  2. Love the pictures of the horses soaking up the sun. It's snowing here today in the East. I think it sounds like that bridge will be very sturdy for years to come.

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    1. Snow. ugh. We've had a couple snowfalls and now I'm ready for spring, thank-you-very-much. Although, I'd take snow over summer heat any day.

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  3. So beautiful.
    We're going down to -32*C (-26*F) tonight; horses were happy to go into their stalls early tonight!

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