Home on the Ranch: Winter

I absolutely love visiting my in-laws and their beautiful ranch. This year, we spent Christmas Eve and the day before there this year. Everyone helps with chores, even in the 8 degree weather we had Christmas Eve. We bulked up in about 100 layers of clothing and then headed out!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

The driveway was a bit perilous.

The driveway was a bit perilous.

So ugly it's cute ranch dog.

So ugly it’s cute ranch dog.

First task: say good morning to the equines.

First task: say good morning to the equines.

Coy and their "little" percheron 3 year old.

Hubs and their “little” percheron 3 year old.

This is Titan, husbands mare, Shasta, is his mama! He's only 3.

This is Titan, husbands mare, Shasta, is his mama! he’s only 3.

Husband with Shirley, the brains of the team's operation.

Husband and Shirley, the brains of the team’s operation.

And Joe, Shirley's partner in crime.

And Joe, Shirley’s partner in crime.

Cuddling with Shirley.  I'm 5'10'' by the way.

Cuddling with Shirley. I’m 5’10” by the way.

Team all ready to go feed!

Team all ready to go feed!

The cattle have figured out the system.

The cattle have figured out the system.

Toting us along like it was nothing.

Toting us along like it was nothing.

One of the funniest ranch horse features: After work, you just slide their bridle off and they will walk around the yard and put themselves back in their stalls and quietly wait to be untacked/unharnessed. It’s pretty cool.

Putting themselves away in their stalls.

Putting themselves away in their stalls.

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