Tuesday Tour: BURRRRR


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Cold.

I’m talking multi layered kind of cold.

Layer from head to toe kind of cold…you know…ski mask, hood, 3 shirts and a sweat shirt, winter chore coat, long johns under the jeans, insulated coveralls, 2-3 extra pairs of socks, and 2-3 pairs of gloves kind of cold!  108It’s not going to win me any beauty contests but it’ll help keep the cold out for a little while at least.  The worst thing about all theses layers, is when you get it all on and realize you have to go to the bathroom.  Just like a 5-year-old.  lol

I do this 3 times a day, because with these temps the chickens and ducks need to be checked at least that many times a day.  They need fresh (un-frozen) water and the eggs need to be gathered so they don’t freeze.  

Last week while it was still somewhat warm we got pictures of 2 of the horses that we will be taking to the Pitzer Ranch Horse Sale in Nebraska. These pictures along with the horses pedigree and other information will go to the folks at Pitzer to be put in the sale catalogue.  The sale is in April again this year.  Last year we only took one horse.   You can read about that here and here.  This year we are taking CK Kings Chex (we call him Leo)  and our big “grade gelding” Chief.  (A grade gelding is just one that isn’t registered or has papers).

Leo

Leo

Chief

Chief

I got one of Moe too. moe He loves to go with us when we go riding, so anytime we get the horses out he thinks it’s time to go for a ride.  He’s whining at me in this picture, “Please Mom?”  Not this time buddy!

The rest of this week will be all about caring for the critters in the bitter cold.  That’s the way of ranch life this time of year.  It may be cold, but it sure is pretty.sunrise

 

As always, thanks for reading.

Be blessed,

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15 thoughts on “Tuesday Tour: BURRRRR

  1. Pat Thistlethwaite

    That kind of cold sounds much worse than we ever get it here in the UK – golly it makes me cold even to read about it. Your horses look lovely – that is the trouble with farming isn’t it? You really can’t get to love your animals because eventually you have to sell them. Keep as warm as you can.

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    1. crookedbrandranch Post author

      Yes, it can be diffiuclt to let them go, but I try to remember from the day they come to our ranch that our business is to train them well and let them go.
      Going to do my best to stay warm! 🙂
      Thanks for commenting Pat!
      -Lori

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  2. homesteadhillfarm

    Golly! That’s a lot of layers!
    There is a very fine line between being warm and being able to move. I’m always afraid I’ll topple over and not be able to right myself. lol And, I hear you about the whole bathroom thing.
    It was 2* at morning chores here. Sure will be glad to see Spring.
    Off to gather the eggs…again!
    Stay warm, my friend. Stay warm.
    -Barbara

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    1. crookedbrandranch Post author

      Oh my Barbara…I never thought about toppling over! lol I got 2 eggs this morning, but one was already frozen. Poo! It was 6* this morning but windchill was -15*. You stay warm as well! Have a great day!
      -Lori

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  3. Deanna merrell

    Enjoy your blog! One essential item that can help you stay warm is a wild rag. They’ll keep your neck and face warm and block the wind. Also can come in handy for emergency situations. Look up rustedspur.com or Facebook The Rusted Spur. Good luck keeping warm!

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