It rained for two days up in the mountains and I didn't go visit the herd due to our Thanksgiving plans, so yesterday I FINALLY drove up to see them. They were all dirty! I grabbed my grooming kit and began with Beauty. Then I took her down to the arena. Boy, did she enjoy getting out! Next, I did Sunni. Brought Beauty back to her corral, turned him loose. He kicked up his heels, went running off, and farted! If I turn them both out together, Beauty chases him around and he just stands there like a dork, so now I do them one at a time. They enjoyed their brushing and time in the arena yesterday. Today, hubby will drive up with me and we'll do Gigondas and the two babies. Phew! It was a gorgeous, crisp, clear day yesterday and I'm hoping today will be the same so we can get some work done. My leg has been better, but this morning, when I woke up, it is sore again. DARN! My feet are still numb and I can't even feel them, so I trip over things. I go visit my back doctor on Tuesday and I'm sure it won't be good news.
I see that over the next week, nights will be freezing. I give them corn oil and some sweet feed with their shredded beet pulp. Is there anything else I should feed them when the temperatures get down to freezing? I don't have any blankets and last year they all made it through the winter with their shaggy coats. And, Gigondas is the only one with a shelter. Any ideas/suggestions?