February Cold Snap

I feel like a broken record, but I must report that it’s still really cold in South Dakota. Last week we had several days with a high of zero.  Last Friday’s 8* seemed like a heatwave. Luckily we haven’t had much wind.  The weatherman is calling for temperatures in the 30’s starting tomorrow.  What a turn around.

Here are a few more cattle pictures from my Nebraska trip.

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Saturday J and I met his folks for dinner and we had an afternoon meeting.

We sorted off replacement quality heifers on Sunday afternoon and Monday the Veterinarian came to bangs vaccinate.  We also helped vaccinate heifers at Cousin T’s.  Between sunshine, no wind and moving around we kept pretty warm even though it was only 4*.

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J and I have been tuning into the Olympic Winter Games.  I enjoy the human interest stories and watching quality tv.

The Westminster Dog Show was on Monday night and again tonight.  I asked J dvr it for me so I could watch it later this week.  I love to see all the beautiful dogs and hear the history behind each breed.

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Friday and Saturday morning when J and I got up to the silage pile we found this gal hiding in a warm place.  The one time J wishes I had my camera, I don’t.  This is a cell phone picture.

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Here’s to warmer February temperatures and enjoying some time outside.

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18 Responses to February Cold Snap

  1. Candy C. says:

    I’m glad ya’ll are at least being spared the wind with this cold snap! Shoot, when it gets up into the 30s you will probably be breaking out the shorts and flip-flops! 😉
    Neat picture of the deer!

  2. Loretta Beavis says:

    At least you have a reason to be where you live and do what you do? It seems we stay in places for an underlying, or “third factor” when pondering why we stay somewhere, do something….if your life was a research project, and I measured the cold, hardship versus living somewhere else for the same income, the results would not “add up.” Do you agree or disagree?
    I like your comments, but the photos of life are the most interesting. The deer is an amazing anomaly….do they think about things they do, make decisions, comparisons?

  3. Been single digits in the mornings here the last few days and highs in the teens, and I thought I was miserable. You guys have it way worse. It is nice when it warms up though. Sunday it was snowing here but was around 28-30 degrees and it felt like spring!

    • Robyn says:

      Everyone we talk to is excited and ready for a warm up. It was 26* when we got done with chores late this morning. It was so nice not to wear my big snow boots this morning.

  4. Jona says:

    We are also loving the dog show and Olympics! I was a little distressed that they were overlapping each other. Never thought of the DVR! #facepalm

    • Robyn says:

      And J thinks I am the only person interested in the dog show! Jona, you should sent him a text “I’m watching the dog show, are you?”

  5. Kim says:

    I’ll bet you were surprised by your surprise guest in the silage. I guess we’re all looking for warm places. Our temperatures are supposed to get above freezing for the first time in FOREVER this coming weekend. I guess we’ll finally melt some snow.

  6. cheri says:

    Nice looking calves. When its cold out, move move move. 🙂
    Today is beautiful outside. Snow on the ground and sunshine! We are suppose to warm up and rain. Hopefully most of the frost is out of the ground so we don’t get to much mud!
    The heifers seem to be shooting calves out every 20 mins! lol! With the cold snow, we have had to bring a lot in the barn. Even some of the cows babies! We put straw out everyday when we feed. Babies bedded down. So sweet.
    Have a great day.

    • Robyn says:

      If you are calving you might as well be busy getting lots of calves. I wish the weather was nicer for you. We went through 2 major winter storms during the heart of cow calving last April. We keep crossing our fingers that 2014 will spare us the bad storms.

      We bedded the yearling calves down late last week. They have fun playing in the straw. When they decide to bed down there isn’t room for another animal to lay.

      Hope your wrist is healing and you are not going crazy.

  7. Linda W says:

    What a discovery! Looks like that deer was warm and comfy. Glad to hear things are warming up in your area. We got 5 inches of snow over the weekend, which put the Portland area in a virtual standstill (we don’t get snow in the City very often). It sure was fun to play in!

  8. There is strange weather all over, just got off the phone with my brother who lives in Colorado, there is no snow and temps in the 50’s. He is complaining that he can’t cross country ski….we need to change places. Working outside when it is 4 degrees sounds a wee bit chilly, but at least there was no wind.

  9. Karen says:

    Awww, she’s so cute – I hope she is able to keep warm. I hope it starts to warm up for you a bit – you’ve had quite the streak of cold weather!

  10. Bonnie says:

    Funny how smart the animals are. I’m impressed the doe found the silage pile. I sure remember riding in the warm silage wagon as a kid. Hope you are enjoying the warm up.

  11. Gwen says:

    Love the last picture – so sweet! We have a long cold “snap” too. Wish it would snap out of it.

  12. Lovely photos ~ even your cell phone of the deer is great ~ It is a cold and snowy winter here in New England also ~ Stay cozy and warm ~ thanks for visiting ^_^

    thanks, carol and artmusedog

  13. Very cold…hard to imagine how hard it is on the animals. http://lauriekazmierczak.com/febrrruary/

  14. Linda R says:

    I can’t even image cold temps like that. We are back in Arizona and it got up to the mid 70. I wish I could send some of this warmth your way.

    Stay warm.


  15. Eden Hills says:

    I’m right there with you and that adorable deer hoping for warmer weather.

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