North Carolina bound...to visit Ryan (the only one of our kids who does not live in PA)
and our friends (and pre-farm neighbors) Tim and Ann at their
beautiful Southern Pines horse farm.
Surprisingly, our PA weather followed us.
We were treated to 60 degree weather upon arrival,
which soon deteriorated into the 30's with that area's first winter snowfall of this year!
We had a great (but short) weekend away...
sleeping in, eating out, visiting, and tons of laughter!
We arrived home on Sunday afternoon to find this much of the new pavilion finished.
It is even better than we imagined...
not a nail or screw in the entire structure.... only wooden pegs!
With enough daylight left to visit the animals...
I got my weekend's fill of hugs and snuzzles.
Sadly, Cloe is having some lameness issues that started before we left.
I had hoped she would be better when we returned,
but not so.
A hoof abscess is most likely the culprit.
Dr. Becky will probably open it today to allow for drainage, soaks and dressings.
Those of you who have multiple animals will agree...
It's always something!
it's so good to be home.
And we were greeted by our first Eastern Bluebird of the year.
A word about our PA weather.
There were a couple of comments expressing surprise that Thursday's snowstorm was
melted by mid morning.
This time of year our weather can vary from lows in the teens to highs in the 50's on any given day.
So, a snowstorm can easily melt with the warmth of the mid-day sun....
just a little hint that Spring is right around the corner.