Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Farm Fun- rain, or sleet or hail

The only drawback I find in having cattle is they have to be fed every day during the winter when there's no grass for them to eat. So no matter the weather you have to go out in it and feed. This time of year it's usually snow which I don't mind because if we have snow on the ground we most likely have sunshine. Walking around and working in snow with the blue sky and sunshine above is as close to nirvana as I can get. I even love doing the chores with big fat snow flakes drifting down.

When I don't want to do the chores is when there's rain. I HATE sloshing and slipping in the mud. I hate having my boots sucked into the mud and pulling up a stocking clad foot. It tugs at my mother instincts to see calves standing in the pouring rain looking drenched.  And in the winter, getting wet makes you twice as cold.

But the animals must be fed and taken care of and forget my own discomfort because I have a nice warm, dry house I can retreat to for the rest of the day and night.

This winter has been fickle. We had a week of 50 degree temps and sunshine and then a week of below freezing and sunshine. This went on for the last two months. Now, we have rain. lots of it. And I'll be sloshing around for a while according to the weather men. If only it would drop a few degrees and we had snow...


Becky said...

Paty, I know what you mean. I prefer-ed to feed the cows in the winter time than spring. The only thing was sometimes we had to deal with a lot of snow to go through, but it was better than loosing the boot in the mud.

Paty Jager said...

Becky, I agree the snow is much easier to feed during.