Tuesday, 21 April 2015

West Coast Spring

I'll let you in on a little secret - I love the sort of rain we get in this part of the world. Don't get me wrong; warm, sunny days are hard to beat, but there's something to be said for a quiet west coast rainy day, particularly in the spring. It's so fresh, and the smell is amazing with all that new greenery filling the air with oxygen. I'm more than content to put on my best rain gear and head outside, even though by now I'm certain there isn't any rain wear invented that can keep me totally dry all day!

Sadly for me, no one else was feeling the love and my lesson was cancelled.
Bridget says "nope, not going out there!"

As do the barn cats 

And Ginger

Ginger's rain sheet obviously not a go for the Midge lol - I see some shopping in my future if I have any hope of keeping her clean. I have my doubts that even a smaller size in this brand won't hang below her hocks and knees - sorry Midge, looks like a career as a blanket model is unlikely! 

And...this is why the blanket was considered - a break in the weather and everyone else ventured to the pasture. Midge opted to stay behind and dig through the composted manure looking for who knows what. I suspect the black dirt I am currying off of her can only come from this place too - no mud or dirt in the fields at the moment! Piglet - I can only imagine her joy when that compost gets spread in the pasture lol.

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  1. Sorry but lol @ the last picture & images of Midge thrown a party in the mosh pit.
    I lived in my Horseware Rambo waterproof trousers when in Ireland & they kept me dry all day in the rain and let me tell you we were out in plenty mahoosive downpours followed by constant drizzle for days

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I will see if I can track those down to try for next winter - pretty sure the Irish know all about the type of rain I'm dealing with :))
      Midge is filthy all the time - thank goodness no one else seems inclined to party with her!

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  2. Oh my gosh! Midge is so cute haha

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  3. For what it's worth, Weatherbeeta does not work for Connor either for the same reason. They just drape down way too long even when sized correctly. Rambo/Amigo has been the best fit by far, but I had to size up 3" from his usual in every other blanket. Smartpak has been okay, and runs true to size.

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    1. Thanks for the tip - I think Bridget and Connor are roughly the same size so those will likely work!

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  4. aww what cute pics of all the barn creatures eyeing the rain disapprovingly! and silly dirty Piglet...

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    1. They're fair weather creatures, that's for sure :)

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  5. Love the blanket poncho. Lol

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    1. LOL, poncho is exactly the right word for it. Ponchos in general are such an excellent concept, but rarely flattering in real life :)

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