Oh, on a side note: it's snowing again. Yee. *glee* The ground is frozen so maybe it'll stick a bit this time around. But anyway--on to the post!
Due to it being so cold this morning, I had to go out and break the ice on the trough. It was also my first opportunity to use the well and not haul buckets of steaming water from the basement. Therefore, as you can see from the pictures below, I am more than a little pleased.
To start off, here are the horses, whinneying from the barn and essentially being impatient. They looked away when they saw that I had a camera. Silly horses.
What you don't see is that after the camera flashed all three horses jumped, snorting and clearing the premesis of the barn. Silly horses.
I still have to walk around a fence to get back to the trough, so let's go.
For the uninformed who have never witnessed the hauling of buckets of water, let me enlighten you. A horse drinks something around 20 gallons of water on a hot day. In the winter, it's a bit less than that. I had to haul two 5-gallon buckets per horse twice a day in the winter, three times if it was REALLY cold. The worst part wasn't the actual hauling (although usually there's just a wire handle and if you have thin gloves, it really hurts to carry them after a while), nor the running up and down the steps to the basement. The buckets would often slosh over onto the haulee's pants-leg, which in below-freezing weather results in frozen jeans, and numb skin beneath said jeans. So the hauling of buckets is a painful process all around...but I NEVER HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN. HAH.
Oh, and I love my boots. They're insulated and they make me happy. XD On that note, I say adieu and frantically rush out the door to clean a house...