I remember last February there were weeks of spring like weather and I had such a case of spring fever that was dashed in March with an unexpected snow storm. This year I vowed Mother Nature was not going to fool me again, and when warm days arrived in February I ignored it and refused to have any enthusiasm about it at all. Kept my vow. Good thing at that. View from my office window today.
It was 14 degrees this morning in Northern MI. I had to thaw my fingers with a hairdryer in the tack room of the barn. If we hit 32 today that will be really warm. I'm quite ready for the snow and ice to melt, as are my animals. Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to the "real" spring. These kind of days I ask myself why I chose to live here.
I love your calf names Gene!
Phil & Amy Eavou Kaldakur - The Eavou Family Farm Icelandic Horses, Dexter Cattle & Mammoth Jackstock www.kaldakur.com
I am not the only one that uses a hairdryer. When it is real cold blow the hairdryer in your gloves to heat them up before you head out. It buys you a little extra time outside before your hands freeze. Look on the bright side Amy it is the changing seasons that give us rain for the summer growth. It is the warm winters that I worry about as it often is followed by summer drought. Hoping this cold(normal) winter will break are drought.