Well, we avoided the weather for an extra month. But Mother Nature shure wolloped us this weekend. She blew in 30 degrees colder with blizzard conditions.
So when most people were snug inside staying toasty - most of us farmers & ranchers were outside taking care of the livestock. Water had to be checked, calves moved out of the elements, a sick cow doctored, mares checked & hay moved again to the new wind direction.
It seems like no matter how much you plan & prepare, there will always be some work to be done in the cold weather. No matter what, the animals come first & need to be cared for twice as much in this cold weather.
But, we wouldn't change it for the world. I enjoy going outside in the quiet crunch of the snow & checking the sleeping calves. I will admit that breaking ice out of waterers is NOT exactly my most favorite chore, but it has to be done.
The grass-fed beef are getting supplemented with some great alfalfa cubes & our own hay made on the ranch.
The pasured beef are getting bigger & are certainly enjoy their grains keeping them warm with fresh hay to eat & snuggle in.
If you haven't checked out our new website, stop by & take look because we have some great beef sticks! www.EbersoleBeef.com
Shanen - Mama to the Momma cows at the ECC Ranch