Tag: winter

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…

I am so tired of blogging about the “s-word” and the “w-word” that I decided that I would post a more delightful blog from Minnesota!  Let’s think spring!  This picture is from my garden last spring, and it gives me hope that after almost 4 s…

Winter’s Slap in the Face

Oh Old Man Winter decided he wasn’t done yet with us hard working dairy farmers in Minnesota.  Last week we were spoiled with warm sunshine and 40+ degree afternoons.  In those days, we felt as though a weight was lifted from our shoulde…

Snow Day!

I often get asked “What do you do (with the animals) in the winter?” The answer is quite simple- whatever it takes!We found out last night that school was closed and the kids cheered. I turned to Jerry as the lightning-yes lightning!!-flashed outside a…

Babies, Babies, Babies!!!!

One of our many baby calves, this is Hauney.So it’s been a little while since I posted a blog, and it’s not from lack of trying, but from lack of sleep.  I think we have spent the entire month of January on “Baby Watch”.  We knew we were expe…

Update: Cows are back on track!

It’s been a little bit since I blogged about our cows and how they have been doing, so I thought I would take this chance to post an update.  Well as you read in CSI: Dairy Farm Investigation, we had a little bump in the road.  After that pos…

Our Dairy Version of The Twelve Days of Christmas

Our snow covered milking parlorOn the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me;Twelve frozen water troughsEleven cows a mooingTen busy employeesNine feed ingredientsEight bales of straw for beddingSeven cozy new calvesSix tractors freezingFive …

How Dairy Farmers get dressed for Winter?

Well, we enjoyed weather today in the 10’s above zero and that was a HUGE blessing.  For the past 2 days it’s been below zero for most if not all of the day.  Yesterday’s high was -2!  We work hard to care for our cows and calves in thes…

Let it Snow – Preparing for Winter on our Farm

We began winter with three feet of snow last week and it looks like were in for another two feet of snow this week! It’s December in northeast Ohio which means snow is falling and temperatures are dropping. The holiday season is upon us. Our boys are a…

Bracing for the Worst, Hoping for the Best-Blizzard 2010

Well, the weatherman has it laid out for us….ice starting within the hour, switching to snow at midnight.  We are expecting snow through the day tomorrow, then winds to start early in the morning.  Winds will blow up to 45 mph, with wind ch…