Not as bad in the fields as we still have some snow pack , but the barnyard , and the driveway are exciting to say the least ! the highways have been fairly good , though the trip to the airport Tuesday night with Martin was a bit of a white knuckler! I took the back way (BIG MISTAKE ) and saw the error in my ways in a big hurry as we passed 3 cars in the ditch in less than a mile . Was going about 10kmph heading up to the stop sign and gently tried my brakes. The anti slip system kicked in immediately and I felt the back end of the truck wanting to come around to meet me! !!!!! By the time I dropped him off and headed home the rain had stopped and the sanding trucks were out in force. Add to that I took the main highway home it was a much nicer trip.
But the last few mornings, and evenings doing chores has been interesting to say the least !
Anyhow , seeing as I already have enough owies in my life I decided today on my break to go get some traction
They don't look like much but if you put them on the right way (yes I did it backwards first, the little tabby thing is to be at your heel ) they stay on well enough and really do help . Areas that I was "surfing" on this morning were no trouble at all !
the only issue I found is if they pop off , as one did later (once I had them on right) I was striding along with all kinds of confidence when suddenly my foot slipped , I looked down and sure enough the trax had popped off . I may try to tie them on somehow .
Apparently I was not the only one who was looking today , I met one lady at 3 stores , and she and I found the last few available in the Greater Spruce Grove area finally . We were getting to the point where one of us felt like a stalker ! There are a couple other types out there , a new one actually designed by a Canadian , but it was promoted on the news the other day so I doubt with all the ice around we will be seeing many available. I am pleased with these so far, I was getting so desperate I had formed a plan to either tie some barbed wire around my boots or call Ernie , and see if he had sharp shod any ponies lately and had some spares or worn out borium shoes that I could tie on! Now wouldn't that have confused people tracking me?
Anyhow after last winter I cannot believe I am saying this , but we need some snow pack around her!
At least with that you don't mind so much if you fall!
However you do it stay safe and stay warm !