As a teacher, there is little that gets me more giddy than the first snow of the winter that will warrant an automated call or text saying "NO SCHOOL!" Pure elation. It's even better if you get the message the night before so that you can go to bed knowing that you can sleep late in the morning. With two teachers and a kindergartener in our house you can imagine the anticipation. So, last Sunday night was one of those times. Not a lot of snow, but enough. Not one, but 2, count 'em, 2 snow days!
Having said that, a snow day, and cold temps in general, also bring on an added burden on the farm. Turns out, livestock don't take snow days. Nor do dogs, cats, and rabbits. This means busting ice, feeding more hay, and extra shelter, if possible.
Monday morning, Bret, PK (my daddy), Cash and I bundled up and headed to the bottom to put out hay for 164 head of cattle.
What a sight!
PK and Cash did most of the work. Bret drove the truck and I took pics.
Some of our fine, furry (ok, hairy) friends paused for their close-ups.
What an overachiever.
The snow was pretty while it lasted but we now that we've seen it we are all ready for warmer temps and greener pastures. Bring on Spring!