It rained all day. Rained. Then snowed. Then rained again. This kind of weather pattern really reminds me of spring. But I don’t think winter is over. February is the cruelest month. She warms up and blows warm southern breezes across our pastures and lures me into thinking that we might have an early spring. …

A little cheese with that whine?

Ok so I KNOW it’s February. And I KNOW it’s still winter. And I KNOW this won’t last forever. But oh, my aching heart. I. Am. Sick. Of. White. It’s foggy so even the air is white. I am suffering from monochromaticitis*. And I’ve got it bad. We are experiencing some melt as evidenced by …

It’s snowing again. It’s not entirely snow. It’s kind of a snow/ rain mix. The cows have slowed their eating. With the milder temperatures, they are back into their usual eating patterns~ about a bale a day each instead of almost two bales a day per cow. We even have a whole week of above …

Ice sheen

The snow has let up for the time being. And all that is left is the cold, the breeze and a bit of sunshine. Even though it is still below freezing, the sun has touched the drifts so that the snow hills look like big dollops of melting whipped cream. The pig palace has a …

The poop on scoop

I think the boys are trying to tell me something. I haven’t been to the barn for a couple of days. So I have to kind of figure out what’s going on behind the scenes by looking at their pictures. Before I broke my ankle, I tried to clean the barn area on a daily …

Digging out

We have a 40% chance of more snow today but I don’t think that’s going to happen. The skies are partly cloudy and are wispy and filmy. They don’t look at all filled with water. But of course, that could change. We are also under an avalanche warning. I don’t think that warning will affect …

The storm came

The morning found us completely trapped~ snowed in. Starving children. Thirsty animals. No way out……. Just kidding. The wind blew all night. I could hear it whistling around the house until the early morning. Then, just like that, it quit. And it quit snowing. And the sun came out. And there were diamonds floating in …

It’s the big one

This is the weather forecast for the next several days~ Extreme Snow Across Northwest Montana Through Monday~ The next round of significant, heavy snow will occur through Monday, as extremely moist air interacts with a slow moving modified arctic boundary. This will create an ideal zone for heavy snow across northwest Montana. The image above …

No title for today

It is snowing. We are supposed to receive about 4 or so inches today. The chores go on as usual.  It just takes longer than when the weather is nice. Animals are fed and watered. And hay is distributed for warm beds. A couple of our roosters have combs that have suffered from the extreme …

Just another glorious day in Montana

We DID have glorious sun yesterday. All day the sun shone and vitamin D was splashing about in the form of sun rays. Our animals rushed into the light and sprawled out. The sun didn’t possess much heat. But nobody seemed to mind. The boys forgot to take the camera with them today. So I took …