Mother’s Day Snow

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! For those that are mothers, expecting mothers and grandmothers I hope your loved ones did something special to celebrate all that you do.

J and I don’t have children, but my Sister-in-Law sent me a Happy Mother’s Day text. She reminded me that we have four angels in heaven watching over us. I’m God-Mother to Miles and Aunt to Little J, Lady Bug, Cody and Ryan. That is a pretty important job.

Due to the weather we spent the day at home watching it snow and I cooked dinner for J’s folks.

Mom and I at the State Fair 1998

Mom and I at the State Fair 1998

Last Thursday I spent the afternoon getting a meal ready for branding calves on Friday. Friday morning we were up and at it early doing chores and making sandwiches for coffee break. A little after 6 o’clock J said “I’m going to cancel branding today. The weatherman keeps talking snow and we don’t need to double stress the calves.” So, we finished up chores and ate ham sandwiches for dinner. To prepare for the storm we moved a few cattle around and sorted off the cows yet to calf. There were 12 of them and they all fit in the barn!

So, what do two ranch wives do with branding canceled and the talk of snow in the forecast? Miss B and I mowed the lawn!

May 11

It basically rained all day on Saturday. We did a few chores and moved the yearlings to a smaller pasture closer to the yard. When we woke up on Sunday the ground was covered in white. It’s heavy wet snow and we are glad to have the much needed moisture. The white stuff moved out last night and they are saying today will be in the 40’s and warm to the 60’s by Thursday. All in all we got .40″ of rain and 3-4″ of snow.

J’s Grandpa’s saying was “More rain, more rest.” I admit, we didn’t do much this weekend. It’s nice to have a couple of days to catch up on rest as we know the next few weeks will be hectic. Today we are going to be caring for our livestock and checking the calves over good to make sure no one is sick. As soon as it’s dry enough we will be busy branding calves (our own cattle and Cousin T’s) and moving pairs to summer grass.

May 11What did you do to celebrate Mother’s Day? How are you doing for moisture?

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5 Responses to Mother’s Day Snow

  1. Kim says:

    I had to laugh when you were talking snow and mowing the lawn in the same post. I’m glad you got some moisture. Changing plans seems to be part of the fabric of farm/ranch life, doesn’t it?

  2. Madge Bloom says:

    Wow Robyn, you are so busy! I should come stay for the summer, I’ll bet I’d lose this 50# I’d like to real fast! Glad you had a chance to rest a bit because of the snow… here in Seattle, we’re facing the driest winter/spring on record (almost zero snow pack in the Cascades) so summer is going to be challenging for farmers/ranchers, especially on the east side of the state…

  3. Candy C. says:

    I’m glad ya’ll just got the snow and not the tornadoes!! We took Jerry’s mom out to eat for Mother’s Day, she is 89. We don’t have any children either (Jerry has a son by his first marriage, he is in his late 30s). I was hoping the goats would get me something for Mother’s Day but the little stinkers let me down!! LOL!!

  4. Cheri says:

    Mowing and snowing! Crazy!
    They are calling for rain here this week. We’ll see! Hope it doesn’t go around us. We’ve got the clouds! 🙂 it’s getting dry out there on the range ground. Lots of June grass and native blue grasses.
    Glad you guys gotta get some well deserved rest. Hope you guys can get some branding done. 🙂

  5. Darcy says:

    I’m glad all of the cows fit into the barn! And that the weather wasn’t too harsh. Hope you have a great week!

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