But it surely is WET. Yikes.
Started raining yesterday, and has only stopped briefly for short periods of time. Since I *thought* it was a warm-ish rain last night, I didn't worry about putting Phat Boy's winter weight water proof blanket on him. Weeeelll yeah. THAT was a bad idea. Poor guy- by the time I got up this morning and went to check him, he was soaked through and shaking like a leaf in a high wind storm. The Locust Brothers helped me wring the water out and get him covered up, and stuff some warm mash into him. He warmed up pretty quick, the rain stopped for a bit, and all was good.
Of course, THEN a frog strangler, gully washer, holy CRAP look at that rain kind of storm came through.
Luckily, I had checked radar and made it outside to blanket both horses and get them all set.
It was funny- I honestly expected our delicate flower to be Tater. He is lighter bodied than Phat Boy is and just *looks* more delicate to me. Seems looks can be quite deceptive, as for the past year it's been my mobile red couch that has had issues. While Tate was chilled this morning, he was by no means as cold as Phatz was.
Between yesterday, today and what they're calling for tomorrow, we are looking at around 6" of rain. The old timers up North used to tell me that an inch of rain would equal a foot of snow. So I keep telling myself that we don't have to shovel six FEET of snow and that six INCHES of rain will bring the lake up considerably.
GunDiva saw the above picture earlier and poked me for letting Phat Boy's tail get dirty. Which reminded me-- when it DOES dry out, I need to take some shots of his mane and tail to show off. And Tater's too-- his tail isn't *as* nice as Phat Boy's but his mane is awesome! Kinda cool that I have not one but TWO ponies who have long, lovely manes and tails! Love it!!
OK. The rain is continuing to fall, so I am going to curl up on the couch with a book and try to stay awake until Lt. Handful makes it home.
Happy Trails and be sure to keep your pony in the middle!