Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

January 5, 2012

Enough, Already!

December was the third warmest on record and so far this January, we have had double digits on three days of the 5. Yesterday we set an all time record of +12C ( 52F). The upside it was nice to be out even though it was very windy. The downside is instead of about 2 feet of nice fluffy snow, we have hard, can't dent  -it -with- a- shovel- ice, everywhere. Don't let the first two photos fool you. It is ice out there. I had to sand the driveway to get up to the house. The plowed walking paths are treacherous. The horses are walking on tip toe, and horse back riding is out of the question.




Although Boots is an outside dog, now and again he will come in to eat and then crash. He is a dog and not an ostrich, and yes we can see him!

Borderline cute? Or what?



9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

boots is PRECIOUS!!! i hope he continues to come in more as the weather gets more brutal! i hate that you're dealing with so much ice. the national news just reported that 98% of the U.S. was above freezing temps today - UNHEARD OF!!! crazy winter... north dakota is as warm as we are in texas today...

Li said...

Oh, very cute! He's never heard the old military adage "cover from view is not cover from fire"!

Alica said...

We've been having warmer than usual temps too. The kids really want some snow, but to be honest...I'd be happy with very little! :)

peihome said...

That is unreal. We, too, have had warmer temps, but not double-digits!
I keep thinking we will pay the price, though.
Boots is on the bed; so why does that comforter look so clean?
:)

Margaret said...

ha. 100% cute! (and icy snow is the worst ... lived most of my life (so far) in Northern IL and MI. Totally enjoying warm central NC.

pilgrimscottage said...

Iced snow is something I don't miss. But, Boots is sure enjoying his day in.

Chai Chai said...

I'm worried about a drought for next year!

Gregg said...

I love the snow and low temps but don't like the ice! Hope you keep warm bro.

Gail said...

Unusual weather everywhere...