We spent a lot of time last night bringing the cows home from their winter corn stalks and getting hay bales set out for them. Why? Because of winter storm “Kayla”, which was predicted to bring 8-12″ of snow along with 40 mph winds to our little corner of the world. Livestock can handle harsh weather … More Blizzard February 2, 2016
Another day, another blizzard…at least it feels that way here in Nebraska… I bet all those geese that made the migration are wondering why they left the tropics so soon. Even puppy prefers to sit on the deck and wonder about the strange weather. The irises are bravely following the calendar instead of … More Happy February 81!
I have written in the past about getting ready for a storm and the disappointment when our drought weather pattern resulted in absolutely nothing. I guess I should have been more patient – winter storms are for April, right? What a contrast compared to last year at this time! Sleet, snow, freezing rain, thunder, lightning….really, … More Random Updates: Winter Storm, Babies In the Basement
Time to catch up on a few things around the ranch… Blizzard Fail. In my post a few days ago “Getting Ready for the Snowstorm“, I talked about the lengthy checklist in getting ready for the weather system that was predicted to dump 12-20″ of white stuff on us. Well, the ‘great’ storm has come and … More Random Updates: Stinky Puppy, Blizzard Fail, and Brilliant Garden Idea Number 1 for 2013
A large weather system is on its way to the Great Plains. In a day and a half we are predicted to get anywhere between 12 and 20 inches of snow, depending on which weather station we consult. Of course, the first priority in the face of weather alerts is to ensure the livestock have … More Getting Ready For the Snowstorm
We have had an exceptionally mild winter (2011-12) here in my part of Nebraska. We are getting rain instead of snow. We had a family campfire at Christmas. Hubby was even running the irrigation pivot in January in order to get some much-needed moisture into the soil for our pastures and newly-seeded grass. Hubby recently … More Why a John Deere Girl Should Never Drive a Red Tractor