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giddyupmorgan
Trainer



846 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  10:19:12 AM  Show Profile Send giddyupmorgan a Private Message
Well here it comes. We went the whole month of Jan. in the 50 degree range. Calling for 8 to 10" at the house. I'm at work now, get off at 4 and hope to make it home before the heavy stuff gets here. Looks like the little Ford tractor is gonna get called on for some driveway clearing and maybe pack down the sliegh riding hill. They are supposed to get 3 to 5" here in Richmond.
Anybody else having fun?


Keeping The Kids In a Saddle and Out of Trouble
Giddyup
"Holy Moly I'll Buy What They're Selling" LJD (Get A Little Mud On The Tires)


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mtn rider
Trainer



Canada
634 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  12:04:43 PM  Show Profile Send mtn rider a Private Message
Havent had below freezing since mid december here!
btw I am in canada! (just across the border, north of seattle wa)

REAL warm winter this year.We did have about 2 mos where it rained almost every day though,,,but at least with that kind of weather, you can load up & haul to an indoor, as the roads are only wet. The rest of the province cant say the same though. But its why I live in this area.
Today is clear and sunny, and I'm going for a ride!

Hope you get little snow, and its gone soon.

Ride safe, return safe.

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PaintGal
Trail Boss (Moderator)



USA
5300 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  2:40:55 PM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message
It's cold here (low 30s) and compared to what January temps were, that's COLD! We've got flurries that come down like a blizzard for a few minutes then fade away.

I hope your drive home isn't a white knuckle trip.

Karen ~ Trails
&
Joe Paint Gelding
Paoli, IN


"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sun and neigh in the night."



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Horsecrazygirl
Clinician



USA
2132 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  8:25:22 PM  Show Profile Send Horsecrazygirl a Private Message
Yes I have over 2 ft of it on the ground now,and Spring can come now! I've had my share!
I'm ready for Spring!


"In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit, how generous his heart."

"The horse, gives you the freedom from all life's challenges." H.Z.


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Red Hawk
Clinician



USA
5092 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2006 :  2:43:13 PM  Show Profile Send Red Hawk a Private Message
Hey Giddy! I just saw the news this morning. Looks like the east coast is getting hit pretty hard. Just wondering how much of that blizzard came your way? Are ya snowed in, yet?

"God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
--Robert Browning

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-- Author Unknown
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OnTheWay
Clinician

1433 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2006 :  4:06:11 PM  Show Profile Send OnTheWay a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by giddyupmorgan

Well here it comes. We went the whole month of Jan. in the 50 degree range. Calling for 8 to 10" at the house. I'm at work now, get off at 4 and hope to make it home before the heavy stuff gets here. Looks like the little Ford tractor is gonna get called on for some driveway clearing and maybe pack down the sliegh riding hill. They are supposed to get 3 to 5" here in Richmond.
Anybody else having fun?





Oh, Giddy, LOTS of fun! We are in the middle of one of those infamous Nor'easters. This morning when I went out to do Cloud, the wind was such that the descending snow was blowing sideways. Ugly, ugly, ugly! I then went out around 1pm to see how she was doing, and there's about a 2-foot tall bank of snow all the way into the barn next to my car. It's going to be like shoveling more walkway! And I'm not even THINKING of the walkway yet. Plow guy hasn't come yet, so at the moment we're snowed in. Wouldn't want to go anywhere even if we could though. It's just plain nasty out there.

BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING.



A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.

THE WORST OF THE STORM IS NOW OCCURRING FROM BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE
OUT TO THE CAPE AND ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO
4 INCHES AN HOUR INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON... NORTH TO NORTHEAST
WINDS GUSTING BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH CAUSING DRIFTS TO AT LEAST
3 FEET
AND HELPING TO MAKE TRAVEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. VISIBILITY
WILL BE LIMITED TO A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YARDS AT TIMES. ALSO...
WIND CHILL WILL BE NEAR ZERO IN THE BOSTON PROVIDENCE CORRIDOR
THIS AFTERNOON
AND THAT CHILL WILL SWEEP SOUTHEAST TO PLYMOUTH
THE CAPE AND ISLANDS LATE IN THE DAY AS WINDS TURN NORTHWEST.

FOR THOSE WHO WILL BE IN THE PLYMOUTH...CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET REGION...
EXPECT A SHORT PERIOD OF 60 TO 65 MPH NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING SOMETIME BETWEEN 330 PM AND 6 PM. THIS
SUDDEN DROP IN TEMPERATURE WITH POTENTIAL DAMAGING WIND WILL PROBABLY
START AT PLYMOUTH AND THE CAPE COD CANAL AROUND 330 PM OR 4PM.

STAY IN SAFE SHELTER...AND DO NOT TRAVEL IF YOU DONT HAVE TO.

AS OF NOON...NEARLY 2 FEET OF SNOW HAD FALLEN IN PARTS OF HARTFORD
COUNTY CONNECTICUT WITH WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OVER 8 INCHES IN THE
BLIZZARD WARNING AREA. HARTFORD WILL RECORD AT LEAST ITS SECOND
WORST SNOWSTORM ON RECORD!

THIS CONTINUES TO BE A DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.
TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED UNTIL LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET FOR
THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS WEATHER SITUATION.

So it's not a real good day for ground work or riding shall we say, lol. FORTUNATELY the wind has been coming from a direction that hasn't been banging the loose panels on the barn. Every time I look out I'm seeing Cloud INSIDE the barn. If the banging starts, she will run outside and stand there. This is not weather to be standing out in. Locking her inside is asking for a freak-out if those panels start banging.

Ultimate stupidity: I'm finally sucking it up that I must re-roof that barn. It's huge and it's going to be very expensive, to the tune of "not easily affordable." If I'm going to do it (which must be done soon if not yesterday) I could have had it done this week. Weather was right, no snow. I didn't act on it. Stupid, stupid, stupid!! Self flagelating is in progress. I'm thankful the power hasn't gone out, but crossing my fingers. I'm surprised it hasn't.
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Budman
Advanced Rider



USA
230 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2006 :  5:02:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Budman's Homepage Send Budman a Private Message
Just a dusting here in Kentucky. A few flurrys today, but I have the fireplace going and I've been in a warm garage working on my MG.

Mrs & Miss Budman went to New York City for the Westminster dog show, they left a day early so they wouldn't have to cancel the trip because of the blizzard. Lots of snow in NYC but I sure don't miss it!!

Budman
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sbower
Clinician



1083 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2006 :  8:22:15 PM  Show Profile Send sbower a Private Message
Still getting snow! Sporadically now, opened up my back door and a "wall" of snow fell into my mudroom. I have two dachshunds and they jumped out in the snow.....and disappeared! Just their little black noses moving aroung the yard!.


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Hook
Trail Boss (Moderator)



Canada
6115 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  05:09:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message
Not much snow here in southern Ontario. Cold though, down to minus 12 Celius at night.

Hook(ed)......on Horses

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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giddyupmorgan
Trainer



846 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  10:43:23 AM  Show Profile Send giddyupmorgan a Private Message
Well I think we dodged the blizzard bullet. Cold air was late getting to us. It rained most of the day, cold air moved in after dark.
I took a few pics as the kids were feeding up between 8:30 & 9am. By the afternoon sun had come out and a lot of it was gone. Even was able to hook up trailer and move Morgan's english pony, so she can get a couple of lessons in this week before our first show on Sunday. This show is outside. I sure hope the weather will co-op.







Keeping The Kids In a Saddle and Out of Trouble
Giddyup
"Holy Moly I'll Buy What They're Selling" LJD (Get A Little Mud On The Tires)


Morgan's riding log

Edited by - giddyupmorgan on 02/13/2006 11:05:14 AM
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FLOOPER
Trail Boss (Moderator)



USA
2493 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  10:51:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit FLOOPER's Homepage Send FLOOPER a Private Message
Looks like you all need to move to balmy, tropical Iowa...we got about 3 flakes and that was it!!

Flooper

"I'm a man. I can change. If I have to. I guess."
The Man's Prayer from the Red Green Show

Edited by - FLOOPER on 02/13/2006 11:00:47 AM
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fracturedbones
Clinician



3424 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  12:19:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit fracturedbones's Homepage Send fracturedbones a Private Message
..............or S. Cal...........78 yesterday...........
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Red Hawk
Clinician



USA
5092 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  12:45:11 PM  Show Profile Send Red Hawk a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by fracturedbones

..............or S. Cal...........78 yesterday...........



I am GREEN with envy! But we'll get even with you come summer. LOL!

Just had flurries around here, and in the low 30's. I'm betting the wind chill is about 10 degrees colder than that, but "What the heck!"... it's winter!

"God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
--Robert Browning

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-- Author Unknown
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