WoW! Who would ever believe that we have been experiencing 40-50 degree F days during the month of February in Montana? Yes, for the past two weeks our daytime temperatures have not only been above 0 F but, we've also been working and playing without coats and jackets. Now, before all the "global warming" folks begin using this as "proof" of their hypothesis, one must note that since mid December through the first of February our temperatures were steadily more than 20 degrees BELOW average. The weather is also forecasted return to our average, bitterly, cold February and March temperatures later this week.
Songbird and Quatro doing pattern work in our "almost done" arena. We hope to have it finished by May.
In the meantime, most of our 4 - 6 ft. snow drifts have melted and the littles have been taking advantage of the warm temperatures and bare ground to exercise their horses and practice for their upcoming spring rodeo circuit. There are only 10 weeks left before we hit the road for 3 days each week for that exhilarating and insane thing they call RODEO.
... By the way, wasn't the sky a beautiful shade of blue this evening?
Farmer Boy ground roping his calf dummy. Earlier today Songbird towed it while he practiced roping from his horse.