Oh, to be able to say something profound and meaningful gained from my years of being on this side of the dirt. To be able to share the wisdom I have gleaned from life's experiences in a meaningful way would give me the fulfillment I so richly deserve. Wouldn't it? My wisdom consists mainly of "dom" without much "wis".
I have read a few end of year/beginning of year blogs that really do have something useful and wonderful to express. This won't be one of them. I resolve not to resolve. I just do the best I can and hope things improve even if just in small increments.
This being Minnesota, and the northern border at that, it would be apropos to mention that it was -26F this morning when we let the horses out of the barn. Thank goodness we are near the lake and not inland where it is really cold. Don't mention the wind chill. It did warm up enough to snow the other day and after the plowing and shoveling I noticed that we had snow dunes. Similar to sand dunes, only colder. They look like this...
Back on New Year's Day the ladies wanted to try and continue a tradition of sorts and go out for a short ride around the farm. The temperature had climbed up to 0F that day and so out they went. The horses were happy to get out and do something and were well behaved. They even stopped for a quick picture.
Well it's up to -12F and the wind seems to be staying below 20mph so I think I'll head toward the barn, start cleaning it, and set it up for tonight. If I keep my smart-ass comments to myself I may get some help from the women. That would be a good thing.