We had our first measurable snowfall here on Tuesday.


The Boyz, Gracie and Harriet seemed to take it all in stride. For anyone who remembers that Ellsworth was getting chunky, doesn’t he look good now?


The herd did a good job of keeping themselves warm and safe and dry.


Originally from Death Valley, California, Nigel despises getting wet. That aside, isn’t he incredibly handsome? He still takes my breath away.


I wonder why everyone else wanted to pack themselves into the other stall. Maybe it’s warmer that way?



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Albuquerque’s normal average high temperature for Groundhog Day is 51°F.  Our high temperature yesterday was 9 degrees.

The wind chill while we did chores last night was -16°F. Let me tell you, I forgot what cold feels like.

When the Canada geese hunker down, it’s cold.

This is what things looked like at Morning Bray Farm on Tuesday morning.

And this is what things looked like yesterday morning. We’re totally not used to having snow hang around. Cold.

Hence, I was in a complete panic yesterday morning when I saw the boys’ feet. (Carson, thanks for talking me off the ledge! )

Their hooves weren’t even touching the ground!

Try as we might, Don and I couldn’t pick the frozen hoof cakes out of the boys’ feet. And believe me, we tried.

The horrible hoof cakes were a result of the boys walking back and forth between the snow-covered pasture and the corral.

After we closed the gate to the pasture to prevent more accumulation, Don and I were able to pick the boys’ feet clean once things warmed up a bit (to 9 degrees).

This is a perfect example of how the horrible hoof cakes were made. See the layers of snow and corral dirt?

If we made it through last night, we’re golden. The forecast calls for 25°F today and 40°F on Friday. ♥

The forecast called for a winter storm to pass through yesterday morning, but as usual, we weren’t expecting any part of it. When we woke up, we were surprised with a dusting of snow.


By midday, you would have never known.