A full month later and we're still experiencing up and down weather. One day it's in the mid to high 40s, the next day it's 5 with the wind chill factor reading 7 to 15 below. Cynthia asked me last month how we keep the horses warm in weather like this. We don't. They keep us warm. If you stick your hand under their manes, it's as toasty as sitting next to a fireplace. Horses can handle winter better than people. I can always tell what kind of winter it's going to be by how soon they start growing their winter hair. Yes, horses have hair, not fur. When winter finally hits, they are all so hairy, they look like wooly mammoths :) They can survive quite well in temperatures as low as minus-40 or 50 if they can get out of the wind. So, the horses have shelters they can go into if need be for this purpose. If you bring them into a closed up barn, for example, they could develop pneumonia. So we have the shelters, and let them decide when and if they want or need it. They are amazing animals.
Onto the Blog Train --I love the colors for this month's blog train. It reminded me of the colors at sunset at Casa Corcovado. The only thing missing in this kit is the Howler Monkeys swinging through the canopy at 3 am every morning!