Four below zero this morning. Winter is finally here in earnest, so the shoes need to go. The farrier came to pull shoes and give everyone a trim. They should be all set now until March. That sounds so far away on a frigid January day, but it's only 6 weeks. We spent the morning picking stalls, putting down mats, cooking up a beet pulp/alfalfa dengie mash, and doing other barnyard tasks. Once the farrier was done, my feet were too cold to think about riding. And underneath the snow, are icy patches. I decided to give Harley a chance to get used to going barefoot, and wait until the trails are in better shape.
Everyone had a nice lunch and then John decided to try giving Ruffy her first long lining lesson. She did beautifully! I was quite impressed with how well she handled this new task--much better than Harley!
Tomorrow, snow, freezing rain, and then more rain--yuck. And just as the snow cover was getting really good--bummer! The good news--it's still light after 5 p.m.