Karin arrived early this morning to help test Rosalie. Rosalie is only showing blue at 175 so more than likely will not deliver today or tonight but with this weather she still needs to be inside.Mark went out to shovel while I went out to move mares and clean stalls. The snow was so heavy that each shovel full was an effort. At one point it stopped and I thought it would be a good idea to take a few pictures of the foals in the snow. That wasn't too smart, by the time I got both mares and foals outside the snow was back with a vengeance. Both foals look like a reverse leopard spotted Appaloosas.
Above is Luka, Anna's colt and below is Hadassah's filly
Mark was just heading up to the barn to get the skid steer to start plowing so pulled her out.
This snow is so heavy that when he was scooping he was making huge snow boulders.
Emma kept wanting to go out but would come right back in. It was just too sloppy wet and cold for her.
I was amazed at how many of the horses were standing out of their shelters during the storm. Below is Evan. Silly horses they could have stayed dry.
Mark got a fire going this afternoon in the wood burner which kept the house nice and warm. Rhonda was suppose to have out of town guests for dinner tonight and had it all cooked when the guests decided the roads were just too awful. That meant I, Mark, mom and Sarah Reinhard all got lucky! We were the only ones home in the neighborhood. Rachel and David are in Las Vegas, Joan is at a retreat and Mike and Diane were at Middle Grove. Our only problem was picking up mom and Sarah. We were suppose to be at Spark and Rhonda's at 5:00 pm but we couldn't get the car out of mom's drive and this was AFTER Mark had plowed. Sarah ended up shoveling mom's sidewalk 3 times but the snow was coming down so fast everything got covered. It was worth the getting stuck though for dinner, wow did we eat good. Rhonda made paprika chicken, great plains rolls with butter and rhubarb jam, a big salad and mom brought over asparagus served with hard boiled egg slices topped with hollandaise sauce. For dessert Rhonda served angel food cake with whip cream and strawberries. Below are happy faces and empty plates.
After dinner we played games until I had to leave for work. Spark offered to take mom and Sarah home so Mark and I could leave before dark. I still needed to get the big doors shut to the indoor arena which took more shoveling then move the mares and foals out of the stalls into the indoor. The stalls were cleaned and freshly bedded then Rosalie, Marika and Lola were all stalled just in case. We sure can't have a mare deliver out in this kind of weather. I'm so very thankful for nice dry stalls, a great monitoring system and a dry indoor arena.