Last Saturday we had about 6 inches of snow. I was so nice to stay home and not have to navigate the nasty roads. I took advantage of the daylight and undisturbed snow to capture some pictures.
As miserable as snow can be...it sure is beautiful.
Isaac is learning to use the plow on the 4-wheeler. He is working on the fine art of getting the most amount of snow off without digging into the gravel. Practice makes perfect. Dad isn't too picky when he doesn't have to do the work.
Daisy wore herself out following everyone around. She just turned 8 on Valentine's Day.
Our neighbor is having some health issues, so Daniel went over to help plow.
There really is a driveway under there somewhere.
He sure can be an icy fellow.
It's wet. It's cold. Don't make me touch that stuff!
I think I agree.
Looking at the calendar, there are not many available weekends before we head to the Ohio Beef Expo. We have 2 babies that need to be halter broken and a bull that needs to be reminded of his manners.
We haven't had a lot of snow this winter, but we are sure dealing with some nasty ice. We will get a few inches of snow and then the weather warms up. This is causing the top layer to melt and then re-freeze every couple of days. We now have a very solid ice rink just about anywhere you step. We are getting some fresh snow today, so it is providing a little bit of traction. We are running out of time, so halter breaking will begin even if the weather isn't ideal.
Everyone has their "proven" method for halter breaking, but this is a way that works well for us. The first step is to put the halters on the calves and let them drag them around for a few days. This gets them used to the feel of the halter and when the lead is stepped on, it trains them to give to the pressure. We then follow up with tying them in the barn for about 30 minutes or so. They fight like the dickens, but eventually learn to give to the halter. We will repeat this process for several days.
We started this weekend off with another BEST show.
Annabelle finished 6th out of nine in both rings. We are happy with anything above last. This year is about respect and we are finally getting some.
This one is frustrated. He has a cow that does not like to cooperate and it is wearing on him.
He is learning that you win some and you lose some, but you never stop fighting.
We came home to a couple of fresh inches of snow. A far cry from the 10 inches they were predicting...not complaining about that.
Just watching. Like father, like son.
A weekend of snow is not complete without a little fun.
Yes, my son has purple gloves. He says he likes purple, they are the right size, and he will always know which gloves are his.
A face like this....
It's all worth it.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.