The past two weeks have been a challenge to say the least, but after four snowstorms and more than two feet of snow, we’re happy to say we’re still here! 

The twenty-two horses currently at Safe Harbor Stables, who range in age from 3 months old to almost 30, came through the storm in perfect health and comfort. All their meals were delivered on time, they all enjoyed daily turnout time, and returned to a clean stall each night. Were it not for the snow piling up outside, they might not have even noticed that we were facing a crisis!

SAFE Executive Director Bonnie Hammond lives on site, so there is always someone there to see to the basic needs of the horses. But with the grim weather forecasts being broadcast, it was decided that Ops Director Terry Phelps would stay over as well. This was an extremely good decision, since the roads soon proved too dangerous for our volunteers to risk driving on. However, we were blessed each and every day by at least two volunteers or staff members who made it in to help clean stalls midday. Many of these kind and wonderful people came out more than once, and we are so grateful to them. Together we did what needed to be done, and took great care of our horses!

The farm has sustained some significant damage from fallen trees and snow loads, so we have a lot of work to do now that things are more or less back to normal. If you would like to help us with the expenses we’ll be incurring for repair and cleanup, a tax deductible donation to SAFE can be made here: THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help and caring!

BELOW: photos from various days of the Snowpocalypse. Starts with the pretty pictures, then the aftermath…! Click to view.