1 It's always so magical to go horseback riding in pristine snow. Here I am astride Rinze, who seems to really enjoy the snow.
2 Betsy Perreten, my stable manager, is my riding companion. Ramon is her buddy.
3 Betsy doesn't fool around in the cold and is covered from head to toe.
4 Before the ride, I shot some early morning photos of the farm with the powdery snow and the bright blue sky.
5 The apple espalier grove has been given a burlap windscreen this winter. I firmly believe in precaution when it comes to wind and snow.
6 Great light - great shadows
7 The sky was so blue as I started driving in the Kawasaki!
8 You can see a standard wisteria through its arched surround.
9 Approaching the vegetable garden with its high fence enclosure
10 A section of the long pergola with rose of Sharon beyond
11 Another standard wisteria - These burlap protectors handle the weight of the snow quite well.
12 Another view of the pergola
13 A great shot of the stable
14 The corn crib surrounded by old apple and quince trees
15 Snow on paddock fencing
16 A quick shoveling job on the stairs leading up to the stone terrace
17 Notice that the burlap is covered with snow and not the boxwood beneath?
18 A long view of a paddock
19 The herbaceous peony bed at rest
20 Standing inside, what I call, 'the boxwood room' located behind the Summer House - It is surrounded by an amazing 10-foot tall American boxwood hedge.
21 Looking down the carriage road leading to the stable
22 And in the other direction, the road turns and leads to my house.
23 Another vast view of the farm
24 Gelbu Sherpa, who helps Betsy in the stable is always so cheerful.
25 Saying hello to Clive, Rufus, and Billie
26 The miniature donkeys are just so adorable!
27 Someone has been busy mucking the stalls. This organic material all gets taken to the composting area.
28 Looking down the length of the allee of linden trees
29 I decorated the sheep shed with a pig made from sheet metal.
30 My supply of antique granite posts from China - These are used as uprights for all of the pergolas, berry supports, and other projects around the farm.
31 These old black bricks are also used for many projects. Also from China, these granite bricks were used for paving roads.
32 Looking towards the chicken coops
33 The new greenhouse is warm and toasty for all of the tropical plants.
34 A couple of the Fresians munching on grass
35 They scrape the snow away with their front hooves exposing the grass beneath.
36 Proceeding towards the Maple Avenue house
37 Looking back towards the stable
38 Another view
39 Looking into the maple woods with snow-covered hydrangeas
40 Directly across the carriage road is the rest of the stone yard.
41 White 'icing' on evergreens
42 A stately shag-bark hickory tree
43 The tennis court
44 The run-in shed in the distance
45 The hay-feeder in the run-in
46 Another view of the run-in shed
47 More woods
48 The blueberry pergola - The bird netting on top catches the snow.
49 The girls love driving around in the Kawasaki!