I know that the wise ol' groundhog said 6 more weeks of winter... but it's hard to take him seriously, when what we have had for "winter" this season has been about as mild as it comes I think!
We hit 50 the other day... it was warm enough to be outside in just a vest and hat! I'm not complaining, its been so nice for barn work (except the ice) and keeping this boy from getting too much cabin fever. We have been out walking more then sledding- we even have mud already! I'm not sure old man winter has given up yet, but we have gotten off easy thus far! Bill is unhappy with the amount of snowmobile time he has gotten in; me, I'm not complaining!
And, neither are the horses! Our "tender" few wear blankets, and this year I really think it's been less than a dozen or so days they have really needed them! I swear they are just about "grazing" already! They nibble at their hay, then saunter off to the field for a few hours each day of sunbathing and picking at the bare spots! Most winters they don't even attempt to break a path uphill, they just hang here by the house waiting for the thaw. Not so this year! I'm worried about what the mild weather will mean for our bug season, but I try to push that to the back of my mind for now! So, Phil... 6 more weeks to go?! Bring it on!