Here's how our Snow Boss looked this morning when big flakes were falling fast. A few minutes later, he ran off bucking and snorting. The horses actually seem to enjoy the snow and cold. They rarely bother getting in their barn.
It's been very cold around here. For the next week, highs will be in the single digits, lows about negative 20 F. Brrr.
We went cross country skiing last week on a sunny day at a little higher altitude.
With an inversion (cold air sinks to the lowest point) going on in the Uinta Basin, the higher elevations are actually warmer.
Mostly, we've been chilling, just like the starlings perched among the icicles on the apple tree,
or the finches hanging out near the feeder.
Sometimes the starlings crouch on the horses' backs, gathering a little warmth from thick fur and body heat.
Pheasant have taken up residence along our creek this year. A colorful male makes the rounds beneath the bird feeder each morning, pecking at fallen seeds. Wisely, he stays outside Daisy's dog fence. No point in tempting fate.