Yeehaw!! Well, that ended up being quite a storm! Last night's blizzard ended up sneaking in at #5 on the list of all-time biggest storms in the history of New England. From our perspective we did indeed get a LOT of snow, but we kept power and everyone came through just fine.
My dad and I had a long and busy day clearing snow, but it was also very fun one. We're definitely tired now, though! I've been doing some ab exercises for the past month or so, but I think I earned a pass with all the shoveling I did today.
It wasn't all work, though: I got a chance to take a break and have a short but UNBELIEVABLY FUN ride on Ky. We galloped and leapt over drifts that were up to chest high!! Definitely the most snow I can remember riding in in a loooooong time, and totally amazing. I couldn't stop smiling :)
Pa was a champ and took some photos of us again today (thank you!):
(Digging out of a big drift - good man, Ky!)
(There was one big drift up here at the top of the field that Ky jumped every single time - it was at least chest high!)
(Can you tell we're having a good time??)
(Ky was perfect)
(Yeah, I ended up looking kind of crazy because I was smiling so much. No regrets.)
(Powering through a big drift!)
(Pretty carousel pony)
(Just a little snow)
(Man, I love this horse)
Here are some pictures from snow clearing in the morning. Pa and I had quite a day!
(It looked a little dubious that the tractor would start...)
(...but she did!!)
(Ringo usually goes out at night, but I think he appreciated staying in - not that he avoided the storm altogether, as a giant drift came into the barn!)
(Diamond, Laurel, and Floxie were literally buried together in a drift when we came out this morning, but seemed pretty unperturbed by the weather)
(Pa plowing the barnyard)
(Ky enjoying his hay in knee deep snow)
(BIG drifts - that's a 4'6" fence!!)
(Ray enjoyed eating snow off his stall door - nut)
(One of our puppies outside in the snow tunnel I shoveled for them)
(Overall, this day reminded me of how blessed I am. I'm so thankful for this crazy, happy life)
Stay warm and safe, everyone!