From tonight onwards, we are in for a bit of weather.
So there is much to do – feeding horses, checking other horses, gathering up extra silage for tomorrow and battening down the hatches everywhere.
These guys will stay outside during the gale.
They are strong and have plenty of shelter plus endless piles of silage.
Apparently, Iacs and Haakon look like the pregnant mares! Oh, the shame!
The other herd at Liradale are fine too. There is shelter from the surrounding hills and dry-stone dykes (walls). They probably won’t know anything is going on.
When I did a head count, I found Storm around the corner. He was having forty winks.
This lot are indoors tonight. I have given them the indoor school and taken their rugs off. Old ladies and little foals sometimes need to have a break from the vile weather.
Daisy’s horses – Kappi and Taktur also live in at night. They are in training so that is their earned privilege.
I think the only victims in this gale are going to be the spring flowers that were just thinking about putting in an appearance.
Of course, they are peaking far too early.
Q: Why didn’t they wait for Spring? February is not Spring. Not even slightly close.
A: Because it has been too warm for this time of year and they have been lulled into a false sense of security.
Their appearance will be brief and they were lovely for a very short time.
Tomorrow everything will probably be gone or looking very battered.
Sad. It was beginning to look pretty again.
Hey ho, wish us luck. The gale will be a 24 job with added rain too! Yay.