Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bringing the winter coats out of storage

Gem and Zim are preparing for whatever winter may come by packing on a few extra pounds and putting on their winter woolies. 
I love Zim's winter coat as he turns into a bright (and soft) copper penny.


14 comments:

Nancy said...

The horses are beautiful! It still looks somewhat green there -- and warm. What do you consider "winter coat" weather? :) We received a little snow this morning and the winds are still whipping. I don't believe your horses would be as happy here today. Stay warm!

Judy said...

It does still look green there. I love seeing animals getting their winter coats. It always looks so thick and warm for them.

beth said...

i love horses....i think they are just majestic !!

Liesl said...

Your horses are looking fantastic! I just came back from grooming the remmants of mine's winter coats out....covered in hair! Thats me...now... not the horses!

texwisgirl said...

Nancy, we do have some green still left in the field and yard, but we've also had at least one freeze and a few frosts already. If it's 40 and above, the horses are just peachy. But if the cold wind whips up, not so much. Of course, then as soon as they "woolie out", we get 70 degree days like yesterday! They don't get to be long-haired furry beasties like the horses up north - just fuzzy.

Liesl, it's so interesting this upper/lower Earth thing that we experience opposite seasons. I know I learned all that in grade school, but I've never had a pal living it with me before. :) And yes, I am always amazed that when I give the horses a bath, they get all clean and I get filthy! :)

Allison said...

My husband and I recently discussed whether we would like to try moving back to the US. It's just an idea, nothing concrete, but when my daughter heard that she said ... "If we move to America we get to have horses, right?" :D

I suppose everyone in America has horses. heehee

Dawn said...

Oh I love it when the horses put their winter coats on. Ours are big FluFfBalls right now:))
I am the same way about horses as you. I TRIED to ride....but I too started too late and lost my nerve the minute I felt like I was going to get thrown;)
I leave it to my daughter now and just am a wee bit jealous when I see her up there riding.
Maybe one day you and I should just hop on and hold on and learn:))
(Until then....yes! We will enjoy them and their winter coats:))
Hugs today,
dawn

bon bon said...

so lovely and content...

Farm Girl said...

You have very nice horses, I always liked it when they get round and hairy.

Louise said...

What breed are your horses? I can't quite tell from the pictures, and I don't want to seem stupid by guessing and being wrong (egotistical much?)

The horses at the track are all getting their winter woolies, too. I love a nice furry coat. It's so comforting to bury your fingers deep in their fur on those cold winter days when they feel like they are about to drop off from the chill.

wayside wanderer said...

They look like you posed them!

texwisgirl said...

Louise, they're both Arabians. I just love that breed for their beauty and grace (and they're a bit smaller than other breeds which is fine by me w/ my 5'4" self). But they are plenty spirited and full of fire. I gave up riding a few years back as I just wasn't very good at it (as Dawn said - started late in life w/ already a knowledge of fear), so they're my spoiled rotten pasture pets now..

texwisgirl said...

And Allison, I'm SO glad to hear your hubby would even consider moving to the States!!! I could just squeeze him for that! And yes, tell your daughter we're all cowboys here. :)

Country Mouse Studio said...

extra pounds and winter woolies sounds about right for us too :O)

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