We got our first taste of winter last week. Thursday greeted us with colder temperatures; by mid-morning we had wind and flurries. We got 1-1 1/2″ of snow throughout the day.
It’s a shock to the system to go from sunny days in the 60’s to Saturday’s high of 30* with wind. Yesterday was pleasant with a high in the low 30’s and no wind.
With a storm in the forecast, J went around draining tanks before the cold hit. Wednesday, we brought the first calf heifers, second calvers and bulls closer to the building site. We like to have the young cattle up close so they have protection from the wind and can’t drift in the snow.
I didn’t take many pictures last week, but found a few that I haven’t shared yet. My photo mojo has been on the low side lately. Sometimes it’s just not the right time to stop and snap a picture. Gathering, counting and moving cattle to prepare for a storm is one such time. In addition, my fingers and I are still trying to adjust to the cold.
Today is the first opportunity to sign up for The Country Christmas Connection (formerly Christmas in the Country) blog exchange. The founders of Christmas in the Country, Laurie of Country Linked and Jamie of This Uncharted Rhoade, stepped away from organizing the exchange. Jenny of The Magic Farmhouse and Darleen of Guernsey Dairy Mama took over.
I have participated in this blog gift exchange for the last few years and helped behind the scenes one of those years. This is a wonderful way to meet new ag bloggers and make connections across the miles.
If you need a good read over the holiday weekend I suggest Grandma Gatewood‘s Walk by Ben Montgomery. When Amy and I went on our trip to the Bighorn Mountains we shared lots of good reads and this is one Amy recommended. I’m a little less than half through it and it’s good!
I am going to spent turkey day with my family in Nebraska. J has elected to hold down the fort and feed cattle. I hope you have a wonderful week and many blessings to you this Thanksgiving. May we celebrate the health, safety and freedoms that we have. May you be blessed with food to nourish you, family and friends to love you, and a safe place to call home.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are. ~Joyce Giraud