Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

snow around the valley

Since I have no new pics of the horses (we're driving up there today to buy feed and shredded beet pulp), I decided to post these pics. I took them yesterday on my way to school. The valley was absolutely clear, but COLD! The kids were all complaining about how cold it was! Typical February weather! I heard that our temperatures are 10 degrees below normal right now. Normal would be about 69 degrees and yesterday it was only 58. And, we had a huge frost last night, which is a danger to the valley's agricultural business.

My school is across the highway from several acres of produce. Many of my parents work in the fields. While I don't have a large number of migrant workers, like I did at my previous school, and my class population is stable, I remember the days when I did have a large percentage of migrant workers' children. So, I got off the freeway, took a side road (I was early for school anyway) and took these photos. UNFORTUNATELY, as I stepped into the mud by the side of the road, I sank into it and it nearly came up over the top of my shoes! I should have known better! The dirt is still saturated with the over 1 inch of rain that we got on Wednesday! I don't know how the workers work in these fields with all that mud, but I did see them out harvesting crops on my way home yesterday.

1 comment:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

It's wild to see so much green and growth when around here everything is waiting for Spring...brown and dead looking.

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