Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stormy Sunday

Here in the Gold Country Foothills of California it's a Stormy, Gusty morning. The wind blew all night, sounding like it was taking the roof off, tile by tile. The animals are all hunkered down in their sheds and didn't even want to come out for breakfast. Feeding this morning was a wet and windy event. I geared up with a muffler and coat and just as I reached the hay stack huge indiscriminate blobs of rain started to come down. I switched gears and headed to the barn to get the hay from the breezeway and fed my friend's paint gelding first. The rain stopped but Dani was running around like she was unsure what the skies were up to and I put her and Sandy in a stall to eat their breakfast out of the rain and wind. I headed back to the hay stack to get a flake of alfalfa for the sheep and the rain started up again. Humongous drops pelted me as I walked to the sheep pen. They were warm in their shed but came out with he promise of food. Sorry but they have to eat in the weather. Then over to Red, he's my other friend's gelding and a very picky eater. He hates his new grassy alfalfa and all I can get him to munch on regularly is the Senior feed she brought up for him. She found him in a heifer pen at a dairy in the valley up to his hocks in cow YKW. She was SO lucky- he hasn't been touched in 7 years but trained very well as a youngster and in just the few weeks he's been here she has discovered a diamond in the rough! The vet gave him a big thumbs up too so even though all he ate was corn silage and super high protein alfalfa, he's in great shape.
The picture above was taken a few days ago when the clouds were high. Theres a touch of snow on the mtns to the left but after last night there's probably a lot more. Have a great Sunday, stay dry and enjoy your day of rest.


Cheryl Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, deserthorses! Yes. I board my horses up in the mountains, but I live in the desert. It is about a 30 minute drive up to them. It's just too darn hot in the desert during the summer and it is much cooler up there. Of course, now they have snow, but the horses are used to it!
~~Cheryl Ann~~

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your mare is very pretty...can she come over and play?

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shot of the sky. I've been enjoying the rain. :-)