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Snow storm??

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (1)

     For the last 24 hours, the weatherman has been predicting a Colorado low moving in and dumping a quarter of the snow that we would normally see in the winter.  Or aboiut 20 centimeters.  Wind and blwing snow are supposed to come to, creating the first major blizzard of the season.  People are hauling in the provisions and preparing to settle in for the weekend. 

     The snow was supposed to start at 9 pm tonight (or so th...

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Rain, rain and more rain

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Well, first the month started with snow.  And now the turn of the calendar has brought rain.  And more rain.  And more rain.  It has rained for 2 days straight now.  (or at least it seems like that!).  It's been a nice gentle rain - the perfect summer rain.  It would have been really great if it had come in July or August.  Not that we want to turn away any moisture, especially with how dry the summer and fall (to date) has been.  But after sloggin...

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Snow, snow and more snow

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, we needed the moisture. Not sure if we needed it in the form of snow. But at least there's lots of moisture in it. And the good part is is that it shouldn't stay around for too long. The sun still has enough warmth in it to melt what is still on the ground. Of course that means that the fall work will still need to get done. No excuse for sitting back on the couch with the feet up and the football game watching us. (well, maybe we could do that today to let the mud dry up a littl...

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The Fall Season

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

     The Fall Season – the time when panic starts to set in. The days get shorter and cooler. That To Do list that you thought you had all summer to get done suddenly seems longer. Will you get everything done before the first snow flies or the ground freezes?

 

     Fall also brings the weaning of calves and all the decisions related to it. We have a pen full of calves. Now what do we do with them? How many heifers should we...

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Where did the trees go?

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

          It has been a tough few years on trees around the farm. Between the wind, water, age and chainsaw, we have lost a quite a few. A couple of rows of trees didn’t survive the wet spring and summer of the past two years – their feet stayed wet for too long and they did not come back. A wind storm in June took out a few trees in the middle of the bush up by the yard and wind throughout the summer uprooted a few trees out in the sow...

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