Wednesday, January 10, 2007
What is happening here? Temperatures are dipping down to -11 C - there is snow everywhere - AGAIN!! (and still snowing...) Cars off the roads... blah, blah, blah - I live on Vancouver Island precisely because we don't really get a winter here. What gives? The biggest pain of all (and there are so many when this happens, it's hard to choose just one that is particularly annoying) is that the water supply to the barn freezes. Each horse drinks many gallons of water each day, which means I will be hauling containers of hot water down the hill until this latest freeze goes away. The second most annoying thing is that the horse manure freezes to the ground making it impossible to keep up with the daily mucking. This, in turn, means a rapid accumulation of horse apples which must eventually be removed, usually after said apples have been turned to applesauce when rain replaces the snow. I just want to go back to bed until...oh, May. Either that, or flee back to Hawaii.