Thank the baby Jesus that February is a short month. At least that's what the calendar says (Happyhorse cartoon corral 2015 wall calendar available at but I digress. This is the month where winter has overstayed it's welcome and like that guy who won't shut up about politics, it's starting to get on my nerves. The colder I get, the more blankets I put on the horses. The snow in the paddock is so deep that the horses begin to look like tents at the base camp of Everest. I called my friend in Florida, just to punish myself further, and they complained that it got down to 60º F (15º C) at night, and that is five degrees colder than my bedroom. I'll take that. My bedroom is warmer than Florida. I feel better already.