Thursday, February 21, 2013

We have a baby calf! Yesterday we went out to do chores and there she was, standing in the snow. We got her and mama locked up in the barn, and made sure she was sucking (and she is a strong sucker!). I decided to bring her into the pantry for the night, since it was going to get pretty cold last night. It drove the dogs crazy to hear her in there and not be able to see what was going on, so we let them see her before locking her up for the night.
This morning we took her back out and locked her back up with mama Gertrude. She was enjoying a nice warm breakfast when I left her. We’ll probably do the same tonight and maybe a couple more nights yet, until she gets going good. After we get past Friday, it’s supposed to start warming up a little bit.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The wind is just howling tonight. By morning the wind chills will be -20 to -40 below. Sigh, spring is coming... Eventually.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oh, that was so cool!!!! A bald eagle swooped down and grabbed hay, assumably for nest building, from the pasture by the hay barn. Beautiful creatures!!!!

I am so tired of winter! They’re forecasting a low of -10° tomorrow night, and I’ve got a cow in the barn ready to calve in the next day or two.