Blue or Breath are the prompts for this week’s Winter Nurture Photo challenge with Kristi atand Rebecca at . While in Nebraska the sky was a stunning blue. I took my camera on an afternoon walk so I could capture the beauty.
This hay field is east of Mom and Dad’s house and down the old dirt road.
Earlier this week J and I sorted the 1st and 2nd calvers. The later group went back with the cows. We also finished getting the barn ready for calving season. The heifers are getting close to having babies. With the cold and wind we have started bringing the girls in and checking them at night. J does the 2:00 am check and I do the 5:00.
The weather turned windy over the weekend and cold on Tuesday. The highs have been in the upper teens/low 20’s with strong winds. It can get pretty raw with such winds. I was glad to feel a breeze when I checked heifers this morning.
This is a picture of the Muddy Creek. Muddy Creek is a spring fed and runs through Mom and Dad’s place. This picture was taken on a bridge east of the house and facing east in the afternoon.
The old hens started laying again. On a good day, I am gathering 4-8 eggs!
My chore coat is blue and my stocking cap has blue in it too. I am holding Mom’s first set of lambs for 2013.
Good Luck to those preparing for the winter storm that they are calling for in Nebraska and the midwest. I know you need the moisture.