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Snowmageddon Day 2: The horse blankets that survived

Stable snowmageddon - Storm: 1, Tractor: 0

It seems to me that most weather experts predicted the giant storm "snowmageddon" about a week ago. Instead it came yesterday and today, leaving about 15 inches of snow at our place. Snow always makes managing horses interesting. Sadly, our beloved John Deere 950 met its final demise during the storm. While plowing, it blew a rod, which smashed a hole in the engine block. On the up side, I hope this helps the drought!

Our John Deere 950 blew a rod while plowing heavy snow - Poudre River Stables - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521
Our John Deere 950 blew a rod while plowing heavy snow.

 

This deep snow will be great for the lower pasture - Poudre River Stables - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521
This deep snow will be great for the lower pasture!

 

I've seen turkey vultures in Fort Collins neighborhoods south of us, but never here. These lovely specimens perched in the old willow, which is the lone survivor of the twin willows that gave our house, the Twin Willows Tea Room, its name. Click on the Historic Farm category to find that story - Poudre River Stables - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521
I've seen turkey vultures in Fort Collins neighborhoods south of us, but never here. These lovely specimens perched in the old willow, which is the lone survivor of the twin willows that gave our house, the Twin Willows Tea Room, its name. Click on the Historic Farm category to find that story.

 

Our pond stayed liquid during the storm, which the mallard ducks appreciated today. You cannot see them, but they are behind the tree in the foreground - Poudre River Stables - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521
Our pond stayed liquid during the storm, which the mallard ducks appreciated today. You cannot see them, but they are behind the tree in the foreground.

You might also enjoy our photo album of the bizarre 2011 October snow storm.

 

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