FARMLAND!!! Snowland!!

Welcome to FARMLAND!!! Snowland!!

This was my personal Facebook update this week

Impending snow storms formerly elicited elation….Now in my Cattleman’s wife days I feel as though we are preparing for ..well I guess a storm…Moving hay bales, adding more bunks, re-checking fences., gathering supplies, …I really do not know what all he did but I know he left extra early this morning to get a few more things in place…These days I no longer speak of joyful snow laden hours with a sled and mittens….I save that for the annoying  inconvenient 3 inch snows…this time I am thinking of the cattle…and the men working through the storms to keep them happy…and hope for the best.

As a farmer’s wife that my plans for a farm series on this blog would be changed by the weather should fail to surprise…

A packed week was supposed to result in pics of fifteen families visiting our feedlot…for a Biology teacher’s dissection of cow’s eyes…why you ask…good question why the feedlot…because the hostess assumed local meeting rooms are usually used for meal based events…and that said organizations would frown upon dissecting animal parts on their dining tables…

One of my dreams is to host Ag related events….so I quickly offered Boss Man’s over-sized office that is larger than my house….  Oh, did you mean WHY in the world would someone dissect cow’s eyes…

supposedly they are very similar to the human eye structure…take a look at the website if you want to see a cool dissection…we will have ours next week.

 

Oh, and we were going to sell cattle this week…but something about the roads being packed with over a foot of snow…we decided to wait…though a few hundred may sell tomorrow via an online auction…Technology is amazing and I will share how all that happens someday…until then..

here are a few pics from my photography schooling today…a quick Google about snow photography greatly increased the quality of captures today!  Move two stops in the overexposed direction was the general consensus…

 

I moved two this way and two that way and few more and had a ton of fun…until all of our fingers were “cold and rusty” as Pippi exclaimed.

p.s. my fingers are still trembling..but this time from shoveling yards and yards of snow…Yes, I was shoveling through the grass…well, if we had grass, that is the location I shoveling…

The first time I saw Boss Man shoveling through the yard I thought he had lost his mind…I may have mentioned that it was unnecessary and he of course said nothing–he is wise like that……

then I saw the miracle happen…

the snow melted on his path….days…weeks before the rest of the yard…and it was dry..no mud..and it is easier to walk on a shoveled path..after heaving two bags of trash to the dumpster today in fourteen inch snow…my legs were about to wibbble wobble down…

Of course it did not help that I had abandoned shoveling and was trying to slide my feet through the snow to create a path..essentially cross country skiing under the snow…I do not recommend this technique..waiting until Boss Man arrived to shovel was a much better idea..he breezed through the snow in a matter of minutes…And he casually mentioned they (they being the men that work on our farm and Boss Man) scooped snow out of the feedlot bunks for three hours….I guess selling the bunk blower a few years ago was not a polite reminder to bring up..but I did and he took it as he always does…like a Gentleman!

Hot Cocoa in a sippy cup..joy for both Mom and Fi!

Comments

  1. First – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Second, I hope you’re feeling better. And third (but also first), these are the most amazing photos of the girls. It really brings out their inner snow bunny. Adorable!!

    • Thank you Fox In Paris!!! hope you get your inner snow bunny on in the beautiful mountains…and I think you are biased…but feel free to continue your comments on the girls and my photography :)

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