Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What a Difference A Day Makes

The big old cottonwood at the front drive appeared to be reaching its cold winter arms out to trap us this week. But winter didn't wear out its welcome after all.

The gray skies and dusting of snow from Monday gave way again yesterday to unseasonable temperatures. Miraculously, we didn't have a single baby calf over the wintry weekend. Each evening, Randy & I bundled up and trudged out to the lot to put some heifers in the barn overnight, figuring that the weather change would precipitate a baby boom.

But no babies arrived along with the cold north winds. However, the babies who'd already arrived hunkered down in the bedding hay to stay warm.

One smart mama had her baby nestled in the hay behind a northern windbreak.

The sunshine and warmer temperatures came back on Tuesday. And so did six new babies!

Fair weather babies on the farm ... now that's a novel idea!

And cute babies have been a theme lately on the County Line. Miss Kinley found her smile this week. I wish I were there to see it in person.


I'm linked today to Project Alicia's Wordless Wednesday. (You know I'm not so good at wordless, but she gives us wordy people an out by also adding "or not so wordless.")


  1. wow..6 !! Must be so interesting to live on a farm!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  2. Our weather has been beautiful. Sunday afternoon the Rancher and I sorted cattle, Monday we Bangs Vaccinated heifers and yesterday was 43 degrees. Love doing winter cattle work in above normal temperatures!

    Your calves look good ... shiny, clean and healthy!

    Miss K is smiling ... laughter and more fun to come!

  3. Love those beautiful barns! =)

    1. Thanks Tricia! I appreciate your stopping by!