Here's Katia coming down the second half of the hill. She can't seem to come down the whole way without crashing, so she's always doing it in two stages.
And then Liam, who looks like a baby sea turtle racing to the ocean. He lost his gloves so he's wearing my mom's, which gave him great big flippers.
John's ambition is to make it all the way to the porta-potty.
(It's the tiny green thing at the end of the sled run there.)
I think it's impossible, you'd have to turn at the end in the right place to go over the driveway and not into the ditch. But he is good at steering, so if we get some fast snow, you never know... I just hope he doesn't knock it over.
Doesn't this look like the happiest kid in the world?
I'm not sure how much snow we have today, but it must be a lot. I think we had a lot yesterday afternoon. The little school bus got stuck in a ditch yesterday. That happens a lot here... Luckily there are a lot of people with tractors to pull them out.
My mom said they have aboout 18 inches where she lives in Spokane. It broke all records for snowfall in Spokane yesterday. Some people up that way have as much as 3 feet.
You know what I'm thankful for?
John's out snowblowing right now.
Oh yeah, horses, this blog is about horses...
The horses are fine. I little icicly but it doesn't seem to bother them too much. They spend most of their time outside in the gross weather. Scout, Bella, and Tonka even laid down in the snow for a nap in the middle of the storm yesterday.
The worst part of this weather for them is having to walk on the stuff that was churned up mud but is now hard bumpy frozen mud. I have a heck of a time walking on it, and I have boots. Luckily they can go out in the pasture to get away from it.
The vet is coming to check out Tonka's abscess tomorrow. He wasn't supposed to be back from vacation until today, so when he called me yesterday I was surprised. I wish I could haul Tonka in and save the farm call charge, but there's no way I'm trying to get the trailer up the driveway in this snow.