Proud Dad

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  1. The warmer weather is nice, only needed one layer on to go out & feed horses this AM. It is the ice under the melted snow, that can be a bit of a challenge. But I can handle the challenges of this spring thaw. Wolf, you are thinking spring with horse camping, I've personally never done any, but you have some very neat country to do that in, just about any direction you go. My wife & I have enjoyed many of the sights, in a 50 mile radius of Superior, plus a drive up the north shore of Lake Superior, on MN side. PD
  2. equicrxzy, Cleaning barn!! I thought I was done with that years ago, when my dad quit farming & moved to town, then I got foolish when I was older, & bought a horse,but it is easier cleaning up after a couple horses, than it was after about 30 head of dairy cattle. Please excuse my sarcasm, don't often start my day that way. It is in single digits here in WI. & predicting highs in 30s for next week. Later PD
  3. There is no doubt that the media loves to stir the pot, & help generate more headlines, 30 years ago, everybody complained about the National Enquirer, now our major networks are almost as bad. Good journalism has fallen by the wayside, fiction I guess sells better than fact. PD
  4. Glad a few of you are getting nice weather, it went from 28 degrees yesterday, to 8 degrees today, plus we got just enough more snow that has to be moved, plus I better make room for more while I'm at it. Might have to make a trip to town, to get diesel fuel, I'm down to my last 5 gallons, & like to have at least 10 gallons or more on hand. While I can put up with winter, there are times I don't always appreciate, what mother nature throws our way. PD
  5. Heidi, Glad you like my tractor, it is over 40 years old, & ages much better than I do, PD
  6. RRW, Must have had the same front, I waited until 2PM to start moving snow, & I think there was about 6-7 inches on the ground at that time. Was a bit chilly with the wind blowing, using my tractor, by the time I got horses feed, & wood in furnace, it was after 5 PM. This my snow moving machine below, next one will have a cab & a heater. PD
  7. We must gave 3 inches of snow here, & still snowing, I'll clean it out later in the PM when the snow slow down. Snow is light, so a strong breeze later, could send it in every direction. PD
  8. Good morning to you ladies, I'm in better just by fact that is our temps are above 0, suppose to be high of 20 today & 30 tomorrow, & then back down to single digits again. But new seed catalogs are now, so that helps a person think spring might really come. I better get moving & accomplish something today. Later. PD
  9. Tuck, Great to see you on here, when I think of you, I can't help chuckle a bit, as I remember all the laughs, you & Mudder gave us with your stories, What didn't think of the other did. Sorry to hear about your husband, life can make our path in life rocky at times, but He gives us the strength to deal with it a day at a time. I have 3 horses, still have trails I want to ride, but now days I just like them shorter, than they use to be. But life has been good to me, & for that I'm thankful. Best Wishes. PD
  10. RRW, Nice of you to Welcome your new neighbors, with a free dinner, & trail ride to boot, I hope they can really enjoy the new neighborhood, they choose. I made it to HWY. 8 today, but only to south side of it in Ladysmith, we made trip to visit our daughter & family up in that direction, & gas was 10 cents cheaper in Ladysmith than down our way. Noticed we got a dusting of snow, as I walked past picture window, sounds like there is a chance of more in forecast, I feel for those that got dumped on down south & on the east coast of New England. Bed time is getting closer. Later PD
  11. Just came back from my grandaughter's basket ball games, they played 3 games lost first 2 & won the last one, & was good day to go to a game, temp was warmer, but wind chill was cold. We have snow in forecast next week, but less than 50%, so we'll see what happens. Later. PD
  12. Day is almost over, I got here late. But Pink, like your picture of your horses playing in the snow, must be something about fresh snow that makes them want to kick up their heels. Not always easy picture to capture. Been cold today, but sun was high, spent part of afternoon tearing apart a round bale that I knew had some moldy spots in it, I think I got most of them. PD
  13. Pink, I don't know if any of us really adapt to weather changes, I think most of us just put up with it!! The only benefit I can find from cold weather, is the exercise I get putting on 3 layers of clothes, to stay warm when out in it. Jazzy, I use a stock tank just like your's to water my horses, but I do cover part of it with plywood, mostly to keep my one gelding from playing heater I have in it, I have a aged mare, that is starting to slow down a bit. I try to give her a hot breakfast on cold mornings, as I have hot water close by to soak her grain & alfalfa cubes in. RRW, So glad I'm considered part of your north of 8 club, your town, & all points north are nice places to travel to, My wife loves Hayward & any place along Lake Superior. Later PD
  14. In less than 3 weeks trump will be in the White House, & the weight of the world will be on his shoulders, again I wish him well, but I do hope both houses of Congress will work together to solve the problems of this country, & quit casting stones at one another. We as a country have to quit casting stones also, this thread is 5 pages long, has any of it changed your mind about anything? We have to quit bickering & come together or we will go down the tubes together. The Choice is your's. Enough Said. PD
  15. Wolf, I agree it is to early for more politics, but they might be history, before a race even, gets started. PD