Winter was bound to arrive at some point. The snow is needed to increase our moisture level for the year, so it’s a bit of a relief to see some white stuff on the ground. We can deal with the snow, but the worst part of winter’s arrival is the wind.
Wind is cold and miserable for all of us. These cows are eating more hay than normal, just to keep themselves warm. Brand new baby calves and their mamas are moved into the barns to give the calves time to warm up and start sucking.
Three year old boys and their mamas spend the days indoors, playing cowboys on the floor until this mama’s knees wear out and I beg for a break so I can do something less laborious. Laundry, for example.