Another Windy Day

One thing we can usually depend on is wind.  Saturday and yesterday were very windy.  After checking heifers this morning, I am willing to guess today will be windy too.  We are grateful that the temperature has been nice.  Between the drought and wind it can be pretty dirty.

March 12

The best  philosophy is to do one’s duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one’s lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it – whatever it is. ~ Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

March 12

We had three heifers calve yesterday afternoon.  They produced four babies, as one heifers had twins!  We don’t get many sets of twins, so it’s exciting when a set is born.  So far, everyone is doing well.

March 12

Fritz likes to go with me when we feed cows.  Apparently, my bucket of twine was too much to leave alone.  She is now 13 months old and still has a little puppy left to express.

March 12

We are at our very best and we are happiest when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves.  It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep.  It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. ~ Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

March 12

I hope your week is going well.  For those of you dealing with winter weather, remember spring is just around the corner.  For those of us dealing with drought, we continue to pray for much needed moisture.

Do you get a lot of wind where you live?

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10 Responses to Another Windy Day

  1. J. Rhoades says:

    Love that calf picture! Is your heifer taking on both twins or are you having to bottle feed one?

    • Robyn says:

      Jamie,

      At the moment the heifer loves both. We did give them a bottle at 8:00 last night, just to make sure they got the colostrum they each need. I am guessing we will need the twin as a graft down the road.

      Last year we had a younger-mid aged cow raise a set of twins. Both calves made the load of heavy steers we weaned and sold last fall. She re-bred and looks good.

  2. Kim says:

    It was very windy on Sunday here and COLD! But, by Friday, it’s supposed to warm up to 70 degrees. It’s always a little topsy-turvy at this time of year. I enjoyed your photos!

  3. jean meyer says:

    I love your pictures. Always look forward to seeing them!!

  4. Sandra says:

    We are surrounded by open fields so we get a lot of wind. My mom always points it out when she visits 🙂
    I for one am tired of winter can’t wait for spring 🙂
    Congratulations on the calves and the twins !

  5. Candy C. says:

    I love, love the Horace Walpole quote!! Wouldn’t it be nice if more people would take it to heart? 😉
    It seems like we get a LOT of wind here but it’s probably nothing like up there in the Dakotas. We live between two sets of not real big mountains and the weather lady even calls it a “wind corridor.”

  6. Love that little baby face.. and your hen is sweet! I wish I had a few hens… Thank you for joining in ‘Rurality Blog Hop #6’ Hope to see you next Wednesday for #7…

  7. Teresa says:

    Lovely shots! It seems to be the week for quotes. I love how innocent Fritz looks. 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Teresa,

      Fritz is NOT an innocent dog. She just pulls the look off quite well.

      She still has a taste for chicken dinners.

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