Friday, March 11, 2016

March Snow in Texas?

 No, not this year (although, it has happened in the past...)
Just Gem shedding her winter coat (with a little help from me and the shedding blade.)
Linking to Saturday's Critters

130 comments:

Crissi said...

Happy weekend!
Crissi

Crissi said...

Happy weekend!
Crissi

mick said...

At first I really thought it might be snow - but - a bit too much for the imagination! Did you get the hair all over you too? Great photos.

Denise inVA said...

I am thinking that might make a nice lining for a bird's nest?

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

I didn't know horses shed like that.
I bet they are happy you brushed them with the shedding brush.
Some redhead in our family needs a trim too :)
Have a Happy Weekend, Theresa!
Peace :)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa!:) Your barn looks spacious but cosy, I'll bet Gem loves all the grooming.

Made by KKann said...

If you want more snow for you and your horses - we have plenty here!!
Have a good weekend.

Betty Manousos said...

good morning theresa, at first i too thought it might be snow..hehe
great photos of your horses as usual. thanks for sharing.

happy weekend~

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Now this kinda white doesn't bother me....
I bet those two are the BEST of Buddies!!

Tony McGurk said...

You had me going. I thought it must've blown into the barn through the door by strong wind. That's a lotta horse hair. I'm glad our Toy Poodle is shed-proof

Ms. A said...

That's a lotta hair! Reminds me of how bad mine was falling out when I was first floxed! Hope the rains haven't been hammering you too hard.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - well Gem will be feeling better once the real heat comes along .. cheers Hilary

Lynn said...

I was going to say wow, and it's been warm here in Philly:@)

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like your horses are getting ready for spring. Enjoy your weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Tex, I am happy to see you participating today. So glad that is Gem shedding and not snow. I am hoping winter is over. She is pretty! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Jeevan said...

First time seeing horses shedding like this... a learning thing for me! Nice shots

Alica said...

Oh wow...bet she feels better!

Linley S said...

A girl has to have her hair done, the birds would love some of that for their nests.

MarmePurl said...

I wish I could get rid of my old outer layer that easy

Lowcarb team member said...

I'm thinking snow surely not!
And then I read on ...

I don't know anything about shedding blades but I'm sure they are most useful.

Have a great weekend

All the best Jan

Buttons Thoughts said...

Wow, Gem must have been nice and warm:) Hug B

Rajesh said...

Very interesting shots of the horses.

Anvilcloud said...

We are in a melting stage, but we got a light dusting last night. One has learned to expect a few late winter/early spring storms but maybe it won't happen this year. We shall see.

joo said...

Love the horses!
Happy weekend to you!!!!

Country Gal said...

For a minuet there I was wondering how snow got inside your barn lol I suspect lots of the horses in the area here are shedding their fuzzy winter coats now that the weather has warmed up . Lovely horses ! Have a good weekend !

Jo said...

This is a first for me; I never knew horses shed hair! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Jo

Revrunner said...

Shed mine last week . . . I think. :-)

DJan said...

I also didn't know you had to help horses shed their winter coats. Gem looks quite spiffy now. :-)

Dicky Bird said...

Shedding the winter coat, our horses love the grooming. I later love to find a bird nest with some horse hair woven in the mix.

Brian King said...

haha! It is getting to be that time of year! Horse hair everywhere!

messymimi said...

Looks like my house when i brush all the cats! Beautiful horses.

S. J. Qualls said...

Ha Ha, had me fooled. I didn't have my glasses on at first. That's a lot of "Snow!"

Celestina Marie said...

Amazing how much they shed off for the warmer weather to come. Have a nice weekend.

Gail said...

Biggest snow I can remember came in March here...eighteen inches!

I still miss horse hair.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Great nesting material!

:)

Karen S. said...

Funny, it has to go somewhere, because thankfully, so far as lately, it's not around here!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh I bet she loved the grooming!

Sandra said...

i really believed it was snow. i bet it feels good to have all that heavy hair off and just in time for hot weather.

Red said...

I was wondering why the hair was in a pile and as usual you explained it. I'm surprised your horses had such a heavy winter coat.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You had me going there for a minute. I always loved using the shedding blade on the horses in the spring. It was fun to get those handfuls of hair out of them and to know that their sleek summer coats would soon be adorning them.

William Kendall said...

That is quite a winter coat!

rainfield61 said...

This must be a comfortable temperature.
I am sweating even doing nothing.

SweetMarie said...

that's a lot of hair! she must feel so much better! you're such a good mom. :) I just started helping Rambo with his winter coat yesterday. :)

www.thewhitefarmhouse2.blogspot.com said...

LOL!

don said...

The real reason for the snow-like debris on the barn floor is a surprise. Nice pictures of this side of horse raising and caring.

stardust said...

I almost believed that they were patches of snow. I didn’t know horses shed winter coat. I remember helping my late Shiba Inu dog shedding winter hair by brushing.

Yoko

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

She looks so pleased with her fur-cut in that first picture!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

For a second there I thought oh no!, what mess is mother nature sending my way this time?!! No snow! Not that I am ready for tornadoes and such, but I hope winter has said it's farewells for now. Have a wonderful weekend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Funny, I never realized that horses shed....duh!

Rita said...

Oh, I bet she felt so much better!
It really could have passed for snow at a distance. ;)

joeh said...

That's a lot of coat!

I remember combing out my Lab. My arm tired before all the fluff and hair were removed.

carol l mckenna said...

Neat shots of the shedding critters ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It sure does look like snow. Ah, you could gather it up and knit a horse hair blanket.

matti juhani niilola said...

Heh,heh, funny snow. A lot of hair leaves on the horse.Have a nice weekend.

Cloudia said...

As SOON as I scrolled down and saw that pale face, I said "Gem!"

Thanks for letting her say hello to us all today.
Love you, Cuz

Sally said...

Oh, I had no idea they could do that. LOL

LV said...

You must have been raised on a ranch to know so much about taking care of things. Trust you are doing it all alone. Seeing after everything is a big job.

Small City Scenes said...

We have had some real sheddy horses--looks like Gem is one of them. When the kids were little and they had ponies--oh boy they could fill bags and bags of shedded hair.
The fun life though
MB

Julia said...

You had me going for a while. At first I really thought it was snow. That must feel a lot better.
Hugs,
JB

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love your new spring 'do, Gem!
~

Giga said...

White, but it is warm, not cold. Regards.

Barb said...

You had me fooled! Gem must feel great after shedding all that hair!

Nancy J said...

Gem, you have given the signal that Spring is officially there. Lots of hair, do you put it on the garden, I read somewhere that all the hair from barbers and hairdressers is so good round plants!!!

Debbie said...

awwwww, you had me there!!! perhaps a good shedding this time of year will help lighten her coat for summer temperatures!!! is that the case???

have a happy weekend t!!!!

Gosia k said...

it looks so different from European snow

Janey and Co. said...

yes, it could pass for snow. I didn't know that horses shed their winter coats. The things you learn on blogs.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

At first it looked like long snow, then pic 2 came up and all was revealed. That reminds me,.....i need a haircut too.

peter

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I almost believed you for a minute ;>)... was just hearing about the flooding in Louisiana and I thought maybe it turned to snow further along the line.

I bet she was happy to be groomed!!!

RedPat said...

That is a lot of hair! She must feel so light and airy now!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh you, I believed you, Blessings Francine.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It is traditional for us to get at least one more hard freeze before Spring has truly sprung. If it comes early enough, there should be a good fruit crop in the Fall.

DIMI said...

Hello Tex!
Wow!!First time seeing horses shedding like this!!
Beautiful horses!It was snowing here in the Netherlands on Monday!
Have a relaxing weekend!
Dimi...

Marit Sønstebø said...

I'm glad for you that's not snow :)
Here we have still too much of it...

Stephen Hayes said...

Snow would melt and you wouldn't need to clean it up.

Rose said...

I bet it felt so good to her to get rid of it!

It's me said...

Hahahahahahaha.......what a hier........love from me Ria x

Robin Lamb said...

T, that's a bit hairy!

Felicia said...

she may need it yet. :>)

Kathy said...

I think rain is all you're going to get this March!

Pom Pom said...

Aw! Those cuties! I keep waiting for a spring snow. Not really excited about that.

Anita Davis said...

For a moment I thought your barn had been invaded by Tribbles. I do believe you have the neatest barn I have ever seen.

Farm Girl said...

There is something nice about doing that in the spring.

edenhills said...

She has to feel better getting rid of all that fur!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Haha, I was looking at it with frowned eyebrows being it under a roof as well.
Guess Gem feels good about losing her winter coat and ready to dart out into the meadow in spring weather.
Hugs,
Mariette

Paul said...

Must be a Spring thing, my pups are just starting to shed though it won't amount to nearly as much as Gem!

Paula said...

The horse hair is so pretty and white. we're having lots of nice rains here in town but not as much at the ranch. Enough to be thankful for though.

Linda said...

Grooming can be messy!

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh wow, that's a lot of hair.

Midmarsh John said...

Looks like some lucky birds will have lots of free nesting material.

Ela said...

Such beautiful horses !! I love to watch them !!
Great photos !!
Have a nice Sunday !

Lynne said...

I really thought snow there for a minute . . .
And then I read further . . .
Bet the three of you have a wonderful friendship . . .
I find my one "furry" who had to be recently trimmed of all her curls
to be my bestest friend ever . . .

Marie C said...

Fuzzy fuzzy! :-) Bet that shedding blade feels like a good scratch!

Zannnie said...

Love your horses!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You had me fooled for a minute too! I love your horses too! Hugs!

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, That is pretty amazing and does look like snow ... wow ... well, speaking of snow and weather, I have wondered how you are doing down there several times lately when watching the evening news and we get those weather reports for the whole country. It seemed like your area was on the edge of this most recent storm that left a lot of flooding in neighboring Louisiana. Hope you have had no damage!

Gunilla Bäck said...

She must have enjoyed that. Fabulous building material for the birds.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Awesome.
Enough hair from brushing?
Now the horse looks beautifully.
Have a nice week.

Breathtaking said...

Hi Teresa!:) I have just posted what should have been next weeks Good Fences post by mistake, I'll leave it now, and link it up next week.:)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I'll bet she feels so much lighter! Got a good scratching, too! You have enough to knit a sweater!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful horses, I love them.

Michelle said...

I bet she appreciates your work!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Oh, my. It looks like when I strip Maggie's coat. Quite a job!

Mary Cromer said...

Funny, as I just took a double take. The dogs are shedding too, and my house sweeper cannot keep up with it all. Have a wonderful week, doing what you enjoy~

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Halcyon said...

Hope the snow days are over for this year!

Handmade in Israel said...

Lol! Nice grooming though :)

Wayne said...

She has a devilish grin on her face in the first photo.

ladyfi said...

LOL - love it!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, Should have saved this one for April fools! Fun post. Lovely Gem! Have a great day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So the real question is...will Gem build a 'snow'man?

Michael Manning said...

This has to be my second-favorite of your posts. I loved it!

Nancy J said...

We saw on our TV last night huge flooding your way.Are you safe? I couldn't find your email address, so thought I would leave a comment. Hope all is well up you way and at your home.

Stewart M said...

You could make horse wool and knit a whole new horse!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

baili said...

these pics are really beautiful loved being here you got great blog dear

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the horses.
Great nesting material for the birds.
Best regards, Irma

Laura. M said...

Good haircut ;)

nookworm said...

You almost fooled me with the white stuff in your barn! Watch out for the birds next.

sharon said...

I bet she felt better. Amazing how much hair sheds.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Had me fooled-- I thought the snow fell through a hole in the roof of the stable!

Filip Demuinck said...

Snow? Ins't this a bit late in the year?

Greetings,
Filip

Pantherka said...

Beautiful pictures.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice horses!

handmade by amalia said...

Poor thing. She must be embarrassed.
Amalia
xo

Kerri Farley said...

I had no idea horses shed! Glad it wasn't the "real" snow :)

Helma said...

When I read your title, I thought even though snow !!! ???
But that proved to be a joke from you lol ...
Very nice done so :-)

Munir said...

Beautiful horses. ! Had to think about the snow though !

pattisjarrett said...

Oh, that's funny! I would never have expected that. I guess Gem thinks it's time for spring!

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Oooo I just knew it was going to be Gem shedding her coat!

bon bon said...

It kind of reminds me of cottonwood blooming. Hope your kids are enjoying their lighter coats!

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