What A Difference A Day Makes

Yesterday and Saturday the rains were pouring down and the fields were saturated and overflowing.

Today it’s almost back to normal.

Thursday morning the timber was frozen and the ground was covered with ice.

The next day it’s totally different!

We are having a whirlwind spring or end of winter and we don’t know from one day to the next what the temperature will be.  Last night we were experiencing 35-60 mile per hour wind gusts.  Thankfully there was no damage to anything that we have found.  We deal with this while waiting on baby calves to be born!!  Farming is a challenge, especially beginning this year.

This heifer delivered her new babe on one of the worst days of the rain and cold winds.

This little black-white faced bull is a survivor!!

9 thoughts on “What A Difference A Day Makes

  1. tonytomeo

    A high wind advisory and a flash flood watch are in effect here. It has been calm up until now. I would not mind the wind so much, except that the ground is already so saturated. The trees are so tall, that when they fall, they might reach Nevada . . . or Utah. We have the most excellent weather here, but even here, it is not perfect.

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      1. tonytomeo

        Well, weather is supposed to be strange. Back before the fear of global warming became such a fad, when I was in about the third grade, we were all worried about the return of a new Ice Age, and used any variant in what we considered to be ‘normal’ weather to justify it. My great grandmother reminded us many years ago that the devastating floods of 1982 were nothing new, and they do happen from time to time; but that they were only devastating because for the first time in history, there were a million people in the way of it when it happened.

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  2. Jane Fritz

    Mother Nature is definitely reminding us that she is in charge. It’s hard to know what’s next. I do know from a little experience a lot further north that newborn calves can be pretty darn hardy! 😊

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    1. countrygirllifeonthefarm Post author

      I know we are in for some more ice, snow and rain simply because we always have it in March and April and most of the time in early May. This is why we absolutely don’t plant anything in the garden or even prepare the garden for planing in early June. Those calves are taking their good old time of leaving their young mother’s bodies too and for a reason!! Mother Nature rules, like you said!!

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      1. Jane Fritz

        Wow, I hadn’t realized that you had to wait that long to be able to plant with certainty. That’s the same as us, but we have several feet of frost in the ground and several feet on snow on top! Actually, I can imagine that the wait is a lot harder when it kind of looks OK for planting but you know it’s not worth the risk. When we (hobby) farmed years ago, our farm was in a depression where the cooler air would roll in and blanket our fields and vegetable garden. One year we had a late frost on June 16 and an early frost on August 16!

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        1. countrygirllifeonthefarm Post author

          We also have had frost in June and some snow showers. Last year we planted our first batch of potatoes, beans and corn three times before we got anything because of the frost and the wet spring. We have only had four weekends since September without rain. Very unusual weather patterns for us.

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          1. Jane Fritz

            WOW! It’s hard to know how these climate changes are going to play out over the next many years, but it’s very, very unsettling. Take care, Rita. I wish you the perfect combo of temps and precip!

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