Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Turning the Page to Winter
The summer pasture is starting to look worn from the months the horses have been on it. Gus's Size 8 Belgian feet have taken their toll.
The winter pasture, which is elevated a bit higher than the others and with good drainage, is ready. The hay is in the barn and the stalls stand ready with dry shavings should we need to move the Belgians inside.
It's time to turn the page from Autumn to Winter. I do so slowly, savoring the wonderful warmth of fall and all the good times I had riding or working outside in our yard. At the barn we called them "The Blessed Days" and surely they were. We will need to remember them during the next four months when riding means numb feet and hands. But we'll ride anyway and soon it will be time to turn the page to another spring and look forward once again to warmer days.