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Friday, January 3, 2014

Day 3 of 2014

I'm sitting here watching the news and listening to them go on and on and on about how cold it is, and how we need to dress warm and cover every possible inch of exposed skin, etc., etc., etc. But then in the next segment, we see their reporters standing outside sometimes with gloves, sometimes without, faces fully exposed telling us that we shouldn't go outside if we don't have to. Seriously?

Ok, so it's cold. It's NOT the end of the world. Maybe it's a bit dangerous to go outside if you're an idiot and don't dress appropriately, but otherwise it's no reason to hide under the covers and stop living. Dress in layers (cold gear, thermals, pantyhose, stockings, windproof and/or water-repellent pants, whatever you've got to create a good foundation layer). Put on a coat. Put on a hat, gloves, and good boots. And go outside! Grab a sled, or some ice skates, or just take the dog for a walk.

If we didn't go outside, who would take care of our horses? And, what about other farmers, road crews, snow-removal companies, and any other worker who has no choice other than to do their job - OUTSIDE. This is Northeast Pennsylvania people! It gets cold and snowy and icy here. Do you think people in Alaska, Minnesota, North Dakota, Canada and other northern areas stay inside all winter? NO! They bundle up and live.

Oh, and trying to keep Harlee from going to the barn with Steve would be torture for her. She loves being outside, and has a really warm winter coat that nature has provided for her (granted some other breeds are not as hardy and would not fare well in these conditions, but she's a black lab/border collie mix). We are mindful of her behaviors and whether or not she's been out too long, but as long as she asks to go out, we'll let her out.

Sure, you have to be careful, but you have to do that in 100 degree heat too.

When did cold and 6-10" of snow become cause for widespread panic and drama?


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