This week has crawled by for me.
Sunday and Monday brought sunshine and temps in the 20’s. It was a nice warm up. Sunday also brought T&B home. We ranch with J’s folks and live in the same yard. T&B have been wintering in the Black Hills and are now home for calving season.
Monday J and the cattle working crew (J, the folks, J’s cousin and a neighbor couple) ran the cows through the chute to give a pre-calving shot. J’s sister and her husband came home in the evening for a short visit.
Tuesday and Wednesday we had high temps in the low single digits and wind. I think March came in like a lion.
Calving continues. March 1st was the official start date for the majority of the 1st calf heifers.
I seem to have taken a liking to vampires and werewolves. One of the ladies I work with loaned me Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I am hooked and am 3/4ths of the way through book 2, New Moon, in the saga.
I have managed to get the house spiffed up. It always feels so good when the house is clean, no matter how short lived. Oh, and Molly got a bath too!
The short term weather forecast looks doom. They are calling for a winter storm early next week. They are not sure of the storms track and where it is going to hit the worst. Needless to say we could do without a storm and major snow accumulation.
The good news is my hens keep laying. The pullets started laying on New Year’s Eve and they seem to have “jump started” the old hens. I am getting at least 18 eggs a day and up to 22 or 23.
What is the weather doing at your house? What book(s) are you reading?