The wing prints were dotted in three places over the smooth surface of the snow, with no connecting walking tracks between. Though they weren't really angel wings (except in my over-active imagination), the snow cover on fields certainly has been a blessing.
It's a little hard to determine the impact of the foot of snow (or so) we have gotten in the past week. The snow has been fairly dry. And there is not an inch-for-inch correlation between the snow that falls and the moisture it leaves behind as it melts.
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But any moisture we receive is beneficial to crop production. On the flip side, the snow and sub-zero temperatures have made calving a challenge. We lost a calf Monday night, despite Randy's best efforts. He tried to warm it up in the pickup and gave it a bottle of warm milk. But it still didn't make it.
Temperatures are supposed to make it above freezing later this week, so the cattle lots will be an even bigger mess. In any situation, you take the good with the bad, I suppose.
But, there's been beauty in the snow, too.