A Review of March

March came in like a lion, or so we thought. The month started out with extreme cold (highs in the single digits and lows in the mid -20’s) accompanied by 4″ of snow.

March found us celebrating birthday’s and grateful for friends across the miles.

We sprung the clocks forward and it took close to a week for me to adjust to the time change.

Most of our First calf heifers had babies and J’s sister gave birth to a little girl.

April 1March gave us a few nice days to open the house windows, do “warm weather” jobs and fire up the grill.

The yearlings got poured, electric fence put up and calving barn cleaned.

March went out like a lion. Sunday night we got a little rain, a north wind hit, temps dropped and early Monday morning the storm progressed into a blizzard. By 4:00 yesterday afternoon the storm had passed. I will have a future blog post journaling our experience.

How was your March?

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8 Responses to A Review of March

  1. Roan says:

    March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. We had a beautiful day. The only downside, I had to work. March was basically uneventful here. Yours sounds a lot more interesting.

  2. Like you, our March has come and gone like a lion! We had one or two lamb-like days, otherwise very cold & little melting of our still-deep & high piled snow.
    We had our first rain of the year yesterday – a sign of spring, but it turned to freezing, pelting, ice & snow.
    Mitch is plowing some people out today.
    This time of year gets very hard on wildlife.. they need new spring food coming up after the long hard winter.
    I’m sure glad that Ranch Life is going smooth for you guys, and congrats on your new niece!

  3. Darcy says:

    Sorry to hear you had a blizzard – bummer. 🙁 Our March was beautiful – enough rain to make the grass grow, but also enough warm days that we could get the calves branded and outside work done.

  4. Cheri says:

    March was actually nice here. Got much needed rain, sunshine and green grass. Got our heifers poured, bulls taken care of.
    Congrats to J’s sister. How exciting.
    Cheri

  5. Robin says:

    March was annoyingly back-and-forth for us here in South Carolina. Four or five days of spring, then a week of winter, over and over!

  6. Kim says:

    I’d say it was a lion for us, both in and out! The temperatures weren’t so bad yesterday, but the wind was horrible. I guess we’ll all see what April brings.

  7. Bonnie says:

    I’m with Kim it was in and out like a lion here. All I have to say is this moisture better ride the wave all the way to August. I am thankful I am not calving and feel for my Mom and Sister who are in the trenches. Hope April is calmer and that you didn’t lose any in the storm.

  8. Jen says:

    You guys are busy over there! We don’t really have “weather” where I live but our March has been a strange one non the less. We had a couple rain storms which we needed desperately. I guess our temps were the story here next to the drought. They were erratic and went from one extreme to the other. Nothing like your hood though… Can’t believe you guys had a blizzard just now, looking forward to reading that post. Have a great day Robyn!

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