HI HO, HI HO it's off to work we go! ... Toma had to get the tractor out this morning to get the car out of the driveway to get to work, but after that it was smooth, but very slow, sailing all the way into Durango.
I had a similar task to get to the barn for morning chores. This time of year I don't fork manure, I fork poop-icles! Temperature was below zero when I first walked past the thermometer, but it has warmed up to about 28 for the high today.
Maggie and I took a photo of the house from our neighbor's pasture. The stacks of cow hay and our house made for a nice backdrop in the snow.
So here's just a little friendly advise....When trying to readjust a turnout blanket never stand right in front of the animal wearing the blanket. Especially if there is a bit of static in the air. Pow, the mule got a static shock and shot forward like a bolt. In a blink of an eye she repositioned all her body weight right down on my foot, which happened to be right in the way of her forward motion!!! In my forty-plus years of keeping horses this is my second such injury. And kinda like a bad sunburn ... I feel very dumb to have let it happen!
It was wonderful to see so many mixed-breed dogs and their human companions out enjoying the brisk morning air. Toma and I accompanied our dog Maggie. I can't begin to tell you how many new urine sniffs she found on this short, but exciting little walk. A good time was had by all. There were big dogs and little dogs, young dogs and very old dogs. But the nice thing was they were all there to help some of the less fortunate animals in our communities.