Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. ~James 5:7-8
Happy Easter Monday. I hope all of you had a joyous weekend.
We started the day with chores and one new calf in the cows. We went to Church followed by dinner at Cousin T’s house with J’s extended family. It was a gorgeous day to celebrate the risen Lord, spend time with family and relax a bit.
Friday morning we got rain showers. By noon the rain started turning to snow and it snowed until evening. We got 3-4″ of the white stuff. Saturday’s sunshine and temps in the 30’s got a good start on melting the snow. Sunday’s sunny afternoon high of 53* melted more snow. We are glad to see some much-needed moisture and glad that we didn’t get a major storm.
With that said the weatherman is watching a front that is headed our way on Tuesday evening. They are saying if this system gets to us, it could be more of a storm than we saw a few days ago.
We are down to 8 heifers in the calving pen. Wednesday morning we found a calf in the cows. It was an early surprise as the cows aren’t “officially” due until April 1st. J’s Mom spotted another new baby Easter morning. With a weather system moving in, we’ll move the girls into the calving pasture so we can keep a closer eye on them. Between the weather pressure change and short gestation, I’m guessing we will see a few calves this week.
Another surprise was I collected a dozen eggs two days last week! That means all the hens layed an egg. It’s the small things that really make a ranch wife smile.
A couple of weeks ago a family friend asked me to do a custom mixed media collage for her. I sent her a message asking about what she wanted on her collage; Friday she replied back to me. I’m excited about the opportunity to do a custom piece and the elements within the piece. My creativity is I ready for the challenge.
Here is wishing you a great last week of March and start to April. April, how did that sneak up on us!
Did you get snow last week?
Are you calving, if so how’s it going?