Spring Snow Storms

Saturday night our second winter storm arrived.  We got 2-3″ of snow with howling winds and cold.  Saturday and Sunday nights we were checking cows all night.  We are thankful for the moisture and that the cows have slowed down calving.

I walked out and took this picture Sunday afternoon.  It’s a challenge to take pictures when there are ice pellets hitting my face.  When we are out on the 4-wheelers gathering pairs and checking calves over for health, photography takes a back seat.

April 16

On Monday afternoon the sun came out.  It was brisk, but we saw temps in the low 30’s and snow was melting.  Late afternoon I checked the cows and strolled over to the oldest bunch of calves to get this picture.

April 16

This picture was taken last Saturday and edited with the Skies Laundry Day (top) and Organic Paper (bottom) textures from Nancy at A Rural Journal.

April 16

More snow is in the forecast.  More cows need to calve.  More pairs need to be moved to pasture group #3.  Chores, laundry and meals must be attended to.

This Ranch Wife is short of words today.  Have a wonderful day … I think it’s Tuesday!

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19 Responses to Spring Snow Storms

  1. hula~la says:

    Oh man…I sure hope the spring snow storms are done here. We, too, have had our share. Love your shots.


  2. Buttons says:

    Oh Robyn I will be thinking of your very busy self. Beautiful photos. Hug B

  3. Sandra says:

    Life sounds busy!
    I hope the weather takes a turn for the better.
    Love seeing the Mama’s and babies 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    When I saw the national weather map this morning, I thought of you. Hope all is well after this next round of storms!

  5. emily says:

    Hopefully snow is out of the forecast now for good!

  6. Linda R says:

    Love these photos. Hoping sunny days ahead for you!

  7. Deborah says:

    as we say in my neck of the woods … snow or rain, we’ll take moisture in any form it decides to come!

  8. Karen says:

    Well – I guess it’s good that you got some moisture, but I’m thinking a nice Spring shower might be a welcome change in your neck of the woods. Take care!

  9. Wow, I know you are thankful for the moisture, but more snow seems brutal. Here’s to hoping that your chore duty is lighter tonight.

  10. orangeheromama says:

    Ugh! We’re struggling with on and off crap weather here….Come on SPRING!!!!


  11. Sharon says:

    Lovely texture editing! I hope spring comes soon for you! I used to live in South Dakota 🙂

  12. Candy C. says:

    I know it’s cold and nasty there but that first picture is really pretty. Stay warm and I hope the cows and calves are doing well! 🙂

  13. Molly says:

    Oh I hope spring appears soon… it seems to be finally showing it’s happy face here in the UK


  14. Dotti says:

    Love the story telling here! It seems a rancher’s wife’s work is never done.

  15. Nancy says:

    I’m so glad you were able to take some time to photograph your lovely cow/calf. We’re in for a round of wintry mix tomorrow. 🙂

  16. Andrea says:

    Oh my, it looks so cold. I am hoping spring will arrive soon for you. But it is a beautiful snow photo!

  17. Carol says:

    Wonderful photos for Rurality ~ my favorite are the mama cow and calf ~ Beautiful ^_^

  18. Lynne says:

    I sure hope we are done here with the white stuff. Spring is coming up all over!
    Love the texture effect–the clouds look 3-dimensional. Very nice!

  19. It’s snowing sideways here today. Burr!
    Love the calf photo.
    My middle sister worked for several years directly with black angus cattle at the University of Minnesota NorthCentral Experiment Station. Every year she had me bring the kids to visit during calving season. They’re my favorite!
    Hope you all stay warm & well.
    What a spring!

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