April Blizzard

Sunday night a storm front moved in starting with rain; by early Monday morning we had wind, snow and cold. J and I have been checking calving cows around the clock all week.

The official cow due date is April 5th. With the low pressure in front of this storm 20 cows calved in close to a 20 hour period. Since the actual storm started they have slowed down, but are keeping J and I busy.

April 3

This cell phone picture was taken during chores yesterday morning.

Tuesday afternoon we got a break with sun, blue skies and no wind. 22* felt like a heat wave. It was just the opportunity we needed to rearrange pairs and move snow.

Wednesday morning we work up to 22*, wind and more snow. It stayed windy and snowy all day. The barn is full of pairs again.

Next week, I will have a detailed journal of our experience during the storm. As for now, taking care of cattle, getting a hot meal on the table and resting when I can is priority until we get through this weather system. J and I are tired and ready for spring, but we are doing good.

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13 Responses to April Blizzard

  1. Emily Grace says:

    Oh dear. More snow. We started calving about 2 weeks ago, and I cannot imagine managing this work load in snow. Will tune in next week for more details!

    Emily Grace

  2. Cheri says:

    You are busy! And the weather isn’t cooperating. 🙁
    Stay safe.

  3. Darcy says:

    Hang in there!

  4. Myla says:

    Holy buckets!!! You both deserve a nap.

  5. Roan says:

    Not more snow! I’m crossing my fingers this is the last for you. Me, too. It’s been raining the last couple of days and we are actually starting to see green.

  6. Robin says:

    Wow…I hope you get warm weather soon!

  7. Laurie says:

    Hang in there! You all are doing great.

  8. Bonnie says:

    It always amazes me how the cows will drop calves during a blizzard. I hope that was the last one of the season. All that work is worth it for those cute little buggers.

  9. Linda R says:

    WOW!! I do hope you get some warmer weather soon my friend. But glad to hear all is well.


  10. Kim says:

    Isn’t that the way it always goes? Those weather changes always seem to boost activity in the “maternity ward.” Take care as you continue calving. I hope the weather cooperates better for you in the coming days.

  11. Mitch has been building a large pole building this week, the weather is wearing him right out – cold wind & blowing snow, while working & drilling holes in a muddy job site.. always the most exhausting time of year for him.
    Hope you have a sunny weekend, Robyn!
    Glad you guys are doing good.

  12. Jen says:

    Oh my gosh it sounds incredibly busy over there. Hang in friend, sending warm wishes your way… Can’t you got more snow!! 20 babies!! Wow!! I love visiting your blog and can’t wait to hear more after you all catch your breath.

  13. Thinking of you during this busy, rough time! Hang in there. And thank you for all you do 🙂

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