Category Archives: horses

Shivering, Shoveling, Sniffling, and Maybe Snacking

Well, apparently, all across the country we are shivering together.

This is what we are in the middle of:Well, enough about the weather.


Murray said the “Large dog sweater” fits him just fine, thank you.

It also added some camouflage while in his fort.


During our ice/snow/bitter cold, I’ve been trying to keep up with my Insanity workouts.  When I start the DVD, the dogs come running.  This is my work-out space-

so I end up back by the back door…..


Kinda hard to see, but each horse has a hitchhiker….


The weather has been so strange.  Right now it’s  -9 degrees and no wind.  This morning when I got up it was -21 !! 


I watched the frozen fog coming in. 
That whole whiteness (is that a word?) between the houses and the blue sky is fog!

The best thing to do in this situation is this:

and this:

Unfortunately, I am going to have to have my son and daughter-in-law return these socks.  I wore them all day and nothing happened.  They must be broke.


Notice anything new?


I usually see this guy up on the ridge each night as I go to the barn.


Durango greeted me with his frozen whiskers tonight.

They always get some extra treats in this weather.

Each year as we close in on New Year’s Eve, I think back over the year.  I’ve never really had a year that I couldn’t wait to finish until 2017.  Except for the birth of my new Grandson, this year has kinda sucked!  Between my foot and then my hip, my running has been almost nil -( although I have discovered that I love trail running ).  Two of my friends are fighting breast cancer and now my little sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer too.  Her fight is just starting and so scary.  And of course the violence and the state of our country.   Let’s move on to 2018, shall we?

We each make so many  decisions in our life.  From waking up and deciding to make it a good day, to doing something to making someone else’s life happier, to making a choice of how we can make a difference in the world.  Stand up for whatever you feel strongly about.  Even if it’s just to make your own life healthier and happier, do it.

One step at a time,









It’s A Winter Wonderland – At Least For The Dogs

How has your weekend been so far?

Very late Friday night, the snow started here.  My 3 children live all over the country and they all have snow right now, so why not join them?


You might think this is pretty.  But that is because you are looking at a picture.  Now imagine it’s 20 degrees and the wind is blowing ice in your face……

My dogs L-O-V-E the snow!  Their favorite time is when I tell them its time to feed the horses.

Here they are waiting for me to open the garage door….


And they’re off!
I laugh every time I look at Jake’s ears!  As you can see, the horses aren’t particularly alarmed at having 3 dogs madly running towards them.

The dogs like to think they are herding dogs.  Very loud herding dogs.



Then while I am feeding the horses, they play and play.  Check out Jake (the one in the front).  He’s ‘gittin it’.



The cats are smarter….or at least more like me.


I finally got the time to wrap Christmas gifts.  Put on a good movie, grab all the gifts and paper, a cup of coffee and soon its all done.


Murray decided a box of styrofoam is the place to be.



All of us have complaints about our life, our government, and so much more.  But you will surely just think of all the blessings in your life when you look at the next picture.  This is a picture of kids in Syria heading off to school.

Syrian schoolchildren run past heavily damaged buildings.


I hope you have a great Sunday.

One step at a time,