Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday, February 11th

Twin Mill Farm got a dusting of snow overnight, but temperatures are rising over the next week.

When footing is dry or frozen, pasture herds will continue to be turned out Monday through Friday; Geldings 9-1, Mares 1-5.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd

The gelding herd was out this morning when the ground was frozen and snow covered. They enjoyed kicking up their heels!

By this afternoon the ground was squishy so the mares will have to wait until tomorrow morning for their turn.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18th

With the temperature warming up and footing slimy, pasture herds stayed in their lots today, and will stay in tomorrow too. Use caution around the barns as there is still slippery footing especially in shaded areas.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15th

This Morning

I open the gate and walk back to the barn
The herd bottlenecks at the creek as the leader pauses
Pawing, he startles at the crackling ice
Eventually he moves forward with his followers
Through the gate, one by one they canter, puffs of snow exploding at each footfall
They stretch their legs, frolic, play and challenge in the frigid morning air
Before bursting back through the gate to settle at the hay.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday, January 6th

Temperatures are forecast to warm up throughout the day and overnight with rain starting early tomorrow morning. We are planning to leave stall horses in the barn tomorrow due to the cold rain and if you have a waterproof sheet for your pasture horse, tonight is the time to put it on.