Arctic Temperatures

The story for this week is COLD!  A front moved in a week ago and brought with it 5″ of snow, wind and frigid temperatures.  The cold has been extreme.  Friday we had a high temperature of -10*. Sunday morning we woke up to a dusting of snow.  Yesterday, a flurry come through and it was a windy 18*.  Sounds like nicer temps are headed our way.  We would love a sunny 20* with no wind.

December 10

Due to the cold, we head out to chore a little after 8:00 am.  These extreme conditions are hard on equipment and we take things slow and careful.  By the time we make the rounds feeding cattle it’s close to noon before we get in.  By 3:30 pm J and I are are ready for fresh air.  We head out to walk through the calves and read bunks.

We are enjoying the National Finals Rodeo on tv.  We didn’t make the trip to Las Vegas this year and we are missing the live action fun.

December 10

I took these pictures when J and I were back east.  While pheasant hunting I walked through the middle of the tree strips to scare birds out.  I didn’t frighten many pheasants, but enjoyed the chance to photograph nature.  It was fun to take in the simplicity and beauty around me.

These cattle pictures are also from our trip.

December 10

On a fun note, my friend Amy (Ranch Wife’s Slant) published a book!  Amy is a columnist that brings out the humor in everyday ranch life.  Make sure to visit her blog for more details.

Happy Tuesday to all of you!

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12 Responses to Arctic Temperatures

  1. Kim says:

    It’s been cold here, too, but at least we’ve been above the zero mark. Stay warm, Robyn!

  2. I am also voting for warmer temperatures and no wind! It has been cold in Nebraska as well…

    Take care,
    Anne

  3. We are on day 3 or 4 of highs in the negatives… it’s frigid!
    Stay warm, Robyn!

  4. Colby D Miller says:

    I don’t envy any of you for the cold weather that has befallen you 🙁 Just reading about negative temperatures makes me shiver! I despise cold, and sometimes I think it gets bad here in Missouri. Clearly, it could be worse. Stay warm and thanks for sharing!

  5. Amber says:

    Stopping in for a quick visit from Christmas in the Country! What is fitting cattle for showing? I married into the cattle/farming operation and this family has never showed…

  6. Oh you are cold…too cold. We had a little snow with temps down around 6 but the winds have been frigid too. Hope that your animals stay safe. Love your “back east” photos!!

  7. cheri says:

    Those are some cold temps there!! We’ve been cold here, but no snow. The wind was vicious for a few days. It just cuts right through you. We are suppose to warm up a little with a chance of snow..
    Love the little black baldy calf. He looks fat and happy! 🙂

  8. Linda W says:

    Yeah it’s been cold in Oregon too. Not as cold as South Dakota though! But we got down to 12 degrees the other night and that is really cold for here! All the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge are freezing. I spent the day Sunday photographing some of them. Pretty amazing!

  9. Love the first cow pic! It’s cold here too. But not that cold!

  10. Buttons says:

    Cold here to Robyn I hope for warm sunny days soon:) This cold is hard on the equipment. Love your photography and nature . Congrats to your friend.on her book. Hug B

  11. Fantastic photography and it is cold here also ~ not as cold where you are but I can feel it ~ We got our first dusting of snow & am sure more to come ~ Your days sound intriquing and must keep you healthy (mind, body and spirit) ~ thanks for a great post and photos ~ carol, xxx

  12. Amy Kirk says:

    Thank you Robyn for the shout out! It’s been a busy week but a successful launch out of the gate so far. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and the New Year brings you many blessings; you are one of mine!

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