This week Mother Nature gave us a run for our money as she cycled through the entire gamut of seasonal changes in a short 7 days. We began this week with a true pounding of rain, saturating the fields, and making it nearly impossible to care for birthing cattle. The turf was so loose that we had to park the four wheel drive and get the ATV's out in an effort to prevent too much damage to the ground. Our normally small creeks turned into rushing muddy water that lapped at the very top of our bridges, before spilling down the sides and emptying into the lower fields.
And then...it snowed.
After enjoying a nearly 60 degree day, the snow belted us, and in true March fashion, by mid-afternoon it was gone. It is strange to be working in the field in t-shirts one day, and back in coveralls, trying to stay warm the next....and then back in t-shirts one day later!
So, as we prepare for even more snow, it makes me think: In like a lion, out like a lamb?!? I wish!
We just have to remember that in less than a week, each new day will be progressively warmer. I suppose without the cold, bitter storms of winter, we wouldn't have any appreciation for the warm, comforting days of summer. Well, I for one, am holding my breath for the latter!
I will leave you with with a photo from last summer; perhaps it will give you the stamina to get through this (hopefully) last winter storm.