When I went out to take photos yesterday morning, Sandy saw me and started to call to me. Whinnying, she let me know "Hey, you could come feed me!" I took her hint and headed to the barn. I am so thankful for this building! So nice for the horses and for us to have all their feed (and the chickens feed) in one place and right where we feed them!
They eat their grain, they are both on senior feed now, in the barn, and unless it is rainy, we toss their hay into the pasture.
Cheyenne gets her hay on the opposite side of the barn from Sandy, as sadly, Sandy being the alpha horse, would eat ALL of the hay if she could.
It is time to put the heater into the trough. This will keep the water from freezing. The first year we had the horses we had no heater and every morning that winter we had to break up 3+ inches of ice so the horses could drink water. In the deep part of the winter we would have to do that twice a day! So we really are thankful for the heater!
Lottie and Lola are going to be moving right next to the barn for the winter...they will stay warmer there...
We don't have a heater for their water...but maybe we will bring their water in overnight....hmmm.
The dogs of course live the great life around here. When the weather gets cold they get to spend their days indoors.
Here Sadie seems to be looking at the horses and chickens and showing them she is inside!
Samantha has gotten more boxer like as she has gotten older...she's getting to be an old lady. She still has Lindsay's heart and always will. She's a good dog. She has a bed in the corner of our living room, but both dogs like to lay under our big table in the kitchen!
Do you have animals? What challenges do you have with them in the wintertime?