March 12th 2012 11:02 am
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It's been a long cold winter here at the ranch however Zak and I have totally been blessed being snowed in and sharing wonderful dinners and talks in front of the fireplace, quiet times in the library and snowmobiling, sledding down the mountain screaming and laughing as we yelled our heads off and tumbled off a few times. We did get out to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, attend several plays, 1 opera and many dances and parties so winter is a fun time for us.
With spring arriving in a few weeks it means lots of hard work arriving with it but we love our ranch so work is just part of the package and we don't mind it at all as the rewards are far greater than the work. There is nothing better than standing on our deck holding hands sipping our coffee and breathing in the fresh crisp mountain air as we gaze over the herd of horses and the beautiful vast landscape that is all ours. The feeders are full of birds that have migrated back, crocus are poking through the snow reaching for the warm sun that shines every morning now and the hills are full of sounds of animals moving about enjoying the new grass sprouting up and drinking from the river that is starting to thaw and we hear them calling for a mate.
We have two foals due anytime now so Zak has the mother/foal stalls all ready with fresh straw bedding, extra grain and vitamins for the Mares and has moved the music player in with soft soothing sounds and warm blankets hanging on the stall doors so they're ready when needed. I am hoping for a black paint mare and he is hoping for another black stallion like Raging Fire but we agree as long as they and Mommas are healthy we will love what they deliver.
I turn around and give him a soft kiss on his cheek and say, Zak My Darling we are so blessed and he sets our coffee mugs on the rail and pulls me close..no words needed as I know he feels the blessing too!
The arrival of spring will be so wonderful my sweet, beautiful wife, and you are right about one thing in particular - no words are needed between us about the love we share for each other. x x x x x x x x x x x x