With all the wintry weather we have been having I recalled a poem I once read. I did some digging and found said poem.
J’s Uncle spent the majority of his life ranching and is now retired. Several years ago Uncle was up with a calving heifer and penned this poem:
As I sit here tonight, the sleet hittin the glass
I’m thinking I’d better get up off my a _ _
and again take a walk on out to the shed
to see if there’s any calves just about dead
cuz it’s cold out there in the pasture tonight
and those little chilled calves are a terrible sight
so we walk and we ride to see what’s going on
and hope that we save them before they are gone
the horses are humpy and snorty and wet
makes a fella wish he could go on to bed
instead of sittin’ on top of those critters
it’s sure enough to give me the jitters
oh, well, someday soon the sun will be shinin’
and then I suppose I’ll have to quit whinin’
The sun did come out on Wednesday! Wednesday night we had a little rain. Yesterday started out wet and chilly, but got up to the mid to upper 40’s. The weatherman is still talking a storm Saturday night. Maybe it will be spring by mid next week, cross your fingers.
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