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.
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.