While The Sun Shines
By Prairie Barbie on February 28, 2014
I think we have all heard the expression, "make hay while the sun shines." Well, I'm gonna add to that. Haul hay while the sun shines! Yesterday was a gorgeous day for February in Montana. Somewhere around 30 degrees and not a breath of wind. But that has changed. It's 3 degrees now and snowing. There's a storm heading our way that is supposed to bring more snow, high winds and temperatures back down to -20 or so. The wind chills will even be worse than that!
I never used to pay any attention to the weather. Not much any way. Boy, has that changed! Now I have learned that watching the weather reports can mean being prepared for nasty storms or being caught out in a blizzard. Kind of a big deal out here on the prairie.
So in preparation for this storm, I decided to haul hay all around to the different parts of the farm where I feed each bunch of critters. I normally load a few bales each day, off of the stack and deliver them around the farm. Now I have bales stacked up near each bunch of critters. Some near the goat/lamb pen, some near the horses and calves pasture gate and some up in the alpaca barn. Now I won't be hauling hay when it's -20 below and the wind is trying to blow me off of the haystack! Instead I was hauling hay in the sunshine, in shirtsleeves no less!
Shirt sleeves and overalls. In February!
The alpacas were out frolicking and hoping all that hay was for them! They love their groceries!!
"No really, you can just leave all that here." ~ Cricket
I also got some things cleaned up around the farm, fueled up the tractor and trimmed the pony's hooves. The snow kept balling up under his feet, making it very hard for him to walk. I'm hoping a hoof trim helps a bit. A good brushing made him a happy boy too.
All of us seemed to be soaking up the sunshine while we could.... I'll let you know what tomorrow brings.
"Paris" the barn cat.
Bye for now,
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