Easter, Snow and Calving

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.

March 28

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.

March 28

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.

March 28

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.

March 28

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.

March 28

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.

March 28

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?

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7 Responses to Easter, Snow and Calving

  1. Darcy says:

    Sounds like you had a nice Easter! We spent it with Clint’s dad and nephew who were here visiting from Nebraska. Enjoy the last week of March!

  2. Jona says:

    1) I love the way you refer to heifers and cows as “the girls.”
    2) The picture of the red truck, blue sky and white snow is outstanding – love it!!!

    • Robyn says:

      Thank You, Miss Jona!
      When you check the heifers as much as we do, day and night, they kind of become “the girls.” I hope J and I are not the only ranching couple that talks about the sleeping habits of first calf heifers at the breakfast table.

  3. Janelle says:

    Gorgeous pictures, Robyn!
    The guys brought the cows home today. Three babies in the cows so far.

  4. Myla says:

    Your photos in this post, and in general :), are stunning! I love the post processing of the calf picture at the very beginning. We had rain last week, thankfully no snow! My dad’s cows are definitely in the swing of calving and he happily reported Sunday that they’ve all been born during the day… His favorite!

    • Robyn says:

      Hey Myla!
      Thanks for the comment and photography compliment.
      I understand life gets busy, but I miss your blog posts. I hope you are well. Glad to hear you are getting moisture and non of it white stuff.

  5. CountryMum says:

    Happy Easter Robyn! We spent some of Easter in Sydney… some 700kms north of us, at the big Royal Easter Show. It is years since I have been there. As a child we used to attend every year to watch the judging of the dairy cattle, even skipping a day off school. It was nice to be back after all these years.

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