Hopefully, the snows of two weeks ago will be the last heavy ones, and we are looking towards spring coming soon. The snow, though, has been replaced with mud... making the walking hard and the chore-doing onerous. The ruts freeze at night, and Big Lilly, the mini-horse has had a terrible time getting around in it. The farrier came yesterday to trim her, and told us that until the yard softens up, she will continue to tippy-toe around. We are hoping for the dry time to come soon, so the horses can go back into the pasture and the yard begin to heal. In the meantime, we have mud, mud and more mud, and are anxiously awaiting a contact from a local gravel man, to try to get the drive and parking back into shape.