Chore done – with an asterisk…

Not much more than an inch of snow fell early this morning, and it stopped around eight – exactly like the weather report predicted. The same report that predicts it’ll start back up soon and basically snow all day. No word about wind.

So I took that opportunity to go take care of T&S’s horse, double-feeding her in case it’s not safe to go back this afternoon. If weather allows I’ll go, but her water won’t re-freeze between now and four in the PM and she won’t fade away from hunger – so I’m not risking a stranding to do it.

In the meanwhile the chickens still need me, and that I can happily do on foot. It’s one of those mornings where the snow seems more pleasant than not as long as you wear crampons and watch your footing; it’s a few degrees above freezing but the snow hasn’t converted to mud yet, so it’s a nice morning for a walkie and I’m off to get mine right now.

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2 Responses to Chore done – with an asterisk…

  1. Ben says:

    Considering that it apparently isn’t being ridden, that horse must be an expensive pet.

    Which leads me to a random thought: If PETA were to prevail, and we no longer were allowed to “exploit” animals for food, work or other commercial purposes, then the only remaining animals would be pets and wildlife, since folks would be unlikely to continue feeding useless commercial animals.

    Millions of critters would have to die! Would we even be allowed to have zoos? Because that’s the only place that our children would be likely to see farm animals.

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. Kentucky says:

    S’pose the PETA folks will personally adopt all those bazillion cattle, hogs, chickens, etc, as personal pets?

To the stake with the heretic!