Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Snowy Weekend.....


This weekend has been great. Earlier in the week I was on the phone with my mother and she told me that we were supposed to get a winter storm this weekend. I took that with a grain of salt because (no offense Bill Meck) the weather people are rarely right. Yet on Friday afternoon my offices let out early and Anne and I met at Tractor Supply to load up on feed for the horses just in case we got snowed in. Friday night we went down to the barn to get the horses all settled in their stalls. There was probably about about an inch of snow blanketing the farm at that point and it was starting to get pretty cold. Anne was holding my horse Dually when he was startled by something. Anne and I both looked up and there was our little friend, the red fox. He walked all the way over to the fence and sat down to watch us. He was absolutely beautiful. He was so red against the white snow and his tail was so fluffy, it was the same size as him. Dually knickered at him as so say "Hello my little friend." It was so neat! After we got them fed, Anne and I came in and I put a lasanga in the oven and we cleaned the entire house. I have never been a huge fan of snow or cold weather but there was something very comforting about it this weekend. Just knowing that we may be snowed in and that we weren't EXPECTED to go anywhere or do anything was very nice.


Saturday morning we woke up to about five inches of snow. The farm was gorgeous. We fed the horses and left them tucked in to their warm stalls and then we made waffles for breakfast. I ran on the treadmill and Anne did laundry and read her new Larry McMurty book. That night Paul ventured over and brought the movie In to the Wild. I saw this movie in the theater but Paul didn't get to go with me so we watched it last night. In to the Wild is one of my favorite books. My brother insisted that I read it years ago and I can honestly say that it did change my life a bit. So Paul and I snuggled up on the couch and watched it. It is such a beautiful film.


This morning we all got up and Paul headed to Starbucks while Anne and I headed to the barn to turn the boys out. All three of them were so excited to play in the snow. They ran and played and had such a great time. Anne and I headed to the grocery to buy some groceries for the week. When we got home Anne made her famous cheese dip and we have munched on it all day while lounging around the house, just reading and relaxing. PLUS, we turned our clocks forward today which is so exciting. It is just a matter of time that Anne and I will be riding until 9:00 at night, and drinking beer on the deck with our friends!! I can't wait!!!!
The above pic is of Difter making snow horses this morning, not to be confused with snow angels!

8 comments:

Judy said...

I love that picture! It is just great. Glad you are having a good weekend. Got to give that fox a name! Love, Mom

Strangeite said...

I am glad that you had a wonderful weekend. This snow has made up for a lot of this winter's crappy wet and yucky weather.

On a completely unrelated note, I hope that Bill Meck does take offense. I like his style of doing the weather but I can not watch him or the rest of WLEX news anymore. One too many times I have heard him make fun of people that advocate environmental stewardship because of global warming. It is one thing to be an idiot in the privacy of your own home, but it is simply wrong for someone in his position and influence to suggest that their is not a consensus in the scientific community on global warming.

I will get off my soap box now.

Nikki said...

That is such an awesome picture. I have never seen a snow horse before. It's lovely!

ike_a_ty said...

What a GREAT GREAT pic! Drifter's just lovin' the snow, man! I'll bet the farm looked gorgeous! Hope you got lots of pics. Lasagna, cheese dip, reading books, Into The Wild, Starbucks, having NOWHERE to go unless you WANT to...

SOUNDS LIKE THE PERFECT WEEKEND!

ike_a_ty said...

Oh, also... what a rare and awesome encounter to witness a red fox so close! Few people have that opportunity!

DoubleUFarms said...

SOUNDS LIKE YOU GIRLS HAD AN AWESOME WEEKEND!

We had so much fun snuggled up on the couch with nothing to do!

Isn't it great to know that you can nestle into the house and not feel guilty for it, because there is NOTHING else to do!?

John, Karen and Breezy said...

I voted for your picture! It was the best one on the website by far. Let me know if you win. Glad you had such a fun weekend. The only time snow is fun is when you can stay home and watch it out the window! Snow horses...I love that!

Charles Lister said...

Best Picture Ever!
Love,
Rob