January 14, 2011

Snow Vacation

The lazy days of winter are excellent for communing with neighbors,
relaxing indoors,
or catching some warm morning rays,
That's what we're up to around here.  What are your favorite January thrills and chills?

23 comments:

  1. Lovely photos and captions, Janie. I love the shadow in the second snap. We don't have chills here in January but it's thrilling to be around our animals in South Africa again! Have a great weekend. Jo

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  2. Not being a horse person I don't know these things, but don't the horses get cold in snow conditions? How come they don't have a blanket on them? We have some boarding stables nearby and although here in Sonoma County (northern Calif.) there is no snow, it does get down to freezing at times and all the horses (except one) had blankets on.

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  3. Gorgeous photos Janie!!!
    We are so thrilled to not have our a/c running in January...and we only need the heat on a few mornings so far. Saves us $$$$

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  4. Jo, I'm so glad you're back near family and friends again. It's always good to get home.
    Sinbad and I, our horses have winter coats that are probably an inch thick. They don't seem to mind the cold. By choice, they will stand out in the snow, roll in it, and even lie down to sleep in it.
    As long as horses get used to the cold gradually and have time to grow appropriate coats, they do fine in cold weather.
    Around here, blankets are only used for horses that spend most of their time in the barn and are only turned out occasionally. These are usually show horses, and the owners don't want them to grow a (relatively unsightly!) thick coat.
    Suz, we get a few spring and fall weeks that don't need heat or A/C. Must be nice to have mild weather in January.

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  5. They all look happy and warm with their heavy winter coats.

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  6. oh . . . I'm mostly communing with family and a few friends, relaxing indoors and catching those warm southern rays that beat through my south facing windows :) Love your horses dressed in their lucious winter coats.

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  7. Actually I realize now I've been pretty much following the horses routine.

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  8. Well - I would love to commune with THESE neighbors! Great pics, Janie. I skied downhill the past 2 days - great with some new snow. My son is skiing Snowbird with friends in beginning of Feb.

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  9. Nice photos. I'm no horse expert, to say the least, but it looks like the horse has a thick winter coat.

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  10. Wow, what fuzzy coats they have! Gorgeous land, can't even imagine all that snow! :-D

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  11. These are wonderful pictures. It's good that you have some quiet winter days. It definitely doesn't qualify as a favorite, but my most common 'thrill' this January has been shoveling snow!

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  12. beautiful Janie....I'm ready for summer myself...

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  13. Hi Janie, Looks like your horses are doing okay during this winter.. We have had TONS of snow (for us)---and poor George has shoveled about 3 times....

    My thrill has been watching my backyard birds come to the feeders during this frigid, snowy winter.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. They look content to hang around the pasture, not hurry to get out on the trail. They know spring will be here soon enough.

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  15. Janie, you certainly have big beautiful neighbors that drop by to say hi.
    Since I live in a 'no snow zone' I enjoy the snow through my blog friends eyes.
    No shoveling required!

    Warm hugs,
    Pam

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  16. beautiful Janie...snow white every where :)

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  17. Your horses look adorable decked out in their winter fuzzies! My horse would be envious -- he never gets much of a winter coat.

    That's great that your horses can visit with the neighbor's horses. They look very happy all together. Our horses can see the neighbor's horses but not touch them -- which is just as well, because Prince is the kind who tears down fences playing with other horses over the top of the fence. He damaged the fence when he was boarded while we moved the house, so then he was put out with youngsters, one of which would play with him all day long.

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  18. Coco's coat looks so soft and fuzzy in that last photo. I hope Mischief's new addition to the stable is making is so he gets some time in there too.

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  19. BEAUtiful pics, esp the one in the middle with the red outbuilding in the background. I guess our fav January thrills and chills are just getting thru this month and closer to spring!!!

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  20. i love this entry. These guys make me smile :)

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  21. look at that nice fuzzy thick winter coat!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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