Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Arctic Blast = No Horsey Time

I am so bummed that I have not been able to get out to the barn and see Jack. Even more so I wish I could have been around to help out at the barn with all the winter horse chores. The power was out, propane heaters were used to keep the pipes from freezing and horses were hand walked up and down the barn aisles as the arena was frozen. The wonderful people of Continental Farms deserve a vacation, somewhere warm for all their hard work. I can't imagine going through winters like this every year. The Portland area rarely sees snow and nothing like this has happened in nearly 30 years. As you can imagine no one was prepared. I am sending out warm Holiday wishes to all and extra warmth to those who have put in time and labor to care for our horse buddies in this "Arctic Blast". 


allhorsestuff said...

Yea Adrienne,
Very cute pics...
this freak storm has had a toll on those responsible for the animals..would make me do a couple X-tra things for prep:
>Propane to the pump house!
>Dedicated outlets to outdoor(permanent pasture boarded horses)for water de-icers!

Well, I wish I could afford to send our barn owners somewhere warm...maybe if all of us boarders pitched in?!

photogchic said...

Crazy storm. I left Portland for MSP last week and still can't get back to Portland due to the weather and back up of planes. I miss my horsey too. I know they are dealing with similar situations at our barn--I never thought Portland would rival Minneapolis in the weather department:-)

allhorsestuff said...

HAPPY ~NEW ~YEAR sweetie!!!!

Ishtar said...

Wow - all that snow! I can hardly imagine from my end here in West Africa!
Warm greetings and hope you get back to the horseys soon!