It's too slick to haul, and I can't tell you how I miss my lessons with Leah. At times like this, I daydream about building an indoor arena. If only $200,000 would fall from the sky with a note attached saying, "Spend this free money on an indoor riding arena." An old friend of mine, who I still follow on Facebook, has her own indoor arena. She shares videos and pictures of her family riding in it almost every day. I think she is a blessed woman.
I downloaded some of my holiday pictures and videos to share, since I don't have anything horse related.
First, making chocolate covered cherries with my two sons. I gained 6 pounds over the holidays. I'd like to blame it on our family's long-cherished recipe for this confection. My boys, who have a house together, are hell-bent on learning all the family recipes so they can make it themselves. They did a great job.
These are our kitty bro's, Jack and Dan. They've been a real pleasure to raise this winter. Their antics have kept us entertained. And, now that all our kids are raised and out of the house, it's nice having babies around again...even if they are of the feline kind.
We've had a couple feet of snow. This shot shows how weighed down the branches are getting.
A sunset in front of our house. There was a little fog hovering around.
My husband and I have been snow shoeing at our neighborhood Palisades Park. I really love winter. Everyone complains a lot about the snow, but besides not being able to ride (which an indoor arena would solve) I love it!!
I also love marmalade. In the past, I have ordered the Tawny Tiptree from the UK, but my step-daughter and I decided to make it ourselves over the New Year's holiday. We had a simple recipe and used Cara Cara oranges (rather than Seville), but it turned out perfect!
Christmas morning, my husband and I found ourselves with nothing pressing to do, so I suggested we grab the tripod and a couple of our horses and take a Christmas shot in our back pasture. I shared one of the photos earlier, but these are here are some solo shots with Cowboy and Leah. You can't take a bad shot against the snow & pine & basalt outcroppings.
After the photo shoot, I let Red out...Old Red who is 35...and he went running through the pasture, which stirred up the rest of the herd. I took my phone out and got the video. I don't have it on this computer, so I'll have to upload it here tomorrow.
My husband took a picture of me getting the video. Cowboy kept sneaking up to me. That's my boy.
And last, here is our Irish Wolfhound Riagan. She'll be 6 this spring.
Happy New Year, everyone.