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Four words


* 12 inches since Saturday. Four more to come today supposedly. The only way we can get into our corrals is with the tractor, since ever more snow keeps falling and drifting in over the road; it’s over four feet deep in places. Two baby calves born, one last night and one early this morning, and despite the weather both doing well. We did need the moisture, though I was hoping it would come in a color other than white.  Maybe “clear”.  We are thinking warm, melty thoughts, and keeping the shovel handy. You knew I couldn’t keep to just four words, didn’t you?


8 Responses

  1. Holy cow — that just stinks about the blizzard. It’s April, for Pete’s sake!

    Congrats on the calves.

    Sending warm thoughts your way.

  2. Oh dear! I sure hope the white stuff doesn’t come this way. Hope spring weather finally comes your way soon. Will we get to see pictures of the calves?

  3. Thinking of you all…and sending lots of warm wishes. You’ve made me feel guilty about enjoying the early planting this year!

  4. I’m not sure my fragile psyche could handle a snowstorm right now- and all the winter clothing is packed. It could happen, Maine certainly sets new precedents for bad weather but still…… snow, in April??
    Here’s hoping for some quick melting.

  5. Thanks for the warm wishes, everyone.

    Frankie, I’m thinking April Fool’s came late this year!

    Jacqueline, you will when I get out there with the camera, preferably without the snow, though.

    Angela, don’t feel guilty. I’ll live vicariously through your gardening!

    Tara, there are many more fragile psyches on the Prairies after the blizzard! I never really put the winter clothes away (though the winter sports stuff does get moved), I just wash them and put them in the “winter storage closet” so they’re handy for any late spring or early fall frosts. Snow in April isn’t unknown, but a four-day storm with blizzard is very rare. The usual light, brief snows at this time of year usually come in the night, and with warm daytime temps melt during the day.

  6. That

    I am almost tempted to start doing a weather dance or something, just to see if it’ll help, but then my husband will probably think I’m trying to get out of doing the taxes again.

    Our weather has warmed up significantly, but it’s still very odd for this time of year, although I’ve moved around so much in the last few years I’m not sure I know anymore what normal IS for this area.


  7. Thanks


  8. I don’t usually watch the evening news but we watched the CTV broadcast after CSI (or whatever garbage we were watching) the other night. It looked nasty. And I did wonder about the calving. But there was also at least one person interviewed who said it came from nowhere and I wondered what rock she had been living under since you had been waiting for it.

    Hope it melts quickly.

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