Over 30 Days of Snow on the Ground and Counting

December 2011 has proven to be very challenging back at the ranch. We had a total of 3 huge storms which dumped five foot of snow. Now, we still have a good six inches covering the bulk of the ranch, but at least you can see spots on the pasture. The cows have actually begun foraging once again.

While I have lived at the ranch all of my life, I cannot recall a single year where the snow lasted more than just a week or so. This has been very challenging as it means higher feed bills, yet there is hope. I keep telling myself that all of that snow means green grass come spring.

There is the inevitable to all of this snow–the mud. While the pastures are still white, the roads are now several inches deep in boot sucking mud. The mud will literally pull your boots off of your feet as you try to tend to the livestock. What does a person do? Get out of bed early and do chores while the ground is still frozen! It is the only thing you can do when you are back at the ranch waiting for spring thaw!

January 4, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Livestock, Ranch

2 Responses

  1. Homer Scharer - January 11, 2012

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  2. Sdawriter - January 12, 2012

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