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.
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.
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.
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!