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A Long Time Coming

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    The winter seems to have slipped by without anybody noticing.  Or maybe it was having the time to notice!  If we weren't busy checking for new babies, we were fighting with frozen twines to bed everyone done after another windy, snowy day.  There were times that it felt like we were bedding more than we were feeding.  And looking out the window, it seems like that is going to continue for a little while yet.  The ground is mainly white and there are still quite a few piles for the boys to climb.  If only the straw pile looked so good.  We are down to the last few bales of straw.  Even the square bales got used this year!  Here's to hoping that there are no snowstorms/rains until the grass is out and growing.  Tomorrow we have to go to the neigbour's to buy some more hay so we can scrimp along until the ground greens up. 

     The slow melt is good for slowing the threat of flooding.  And I am sure the grass will benefit more from it too.  But it has been a little beyond slow lately.  It is time to get on with spring and get the weather warming up!  We may be a little soft after last year and the lack of snow and cold weather.  But I think we have made up for it enough this year with the long, deep freeze in January and blizzards in March. 


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