- Aug 7, 2011
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What do ya'll think?!
It must not get cold enough. Lol. Winter temps make poor man's concrete. If we don't make to many ruts first the ground freezes and the cows stay pretty clean all winter.No! Cold + snow = wet & miserable. I'm outfitted like Nanook Of The North, but that doesn't mean I won't bytch & have my own, personal pity party. Plus, big suck for the cattle in muddy conditions around the bale rings - in spite of moving them a gazillion times. Just hoping it will taper off by calving.
I check the woolly worms, heavy fogs in August, woodpeckers sharing a tree, how many acorns, how high up the bees nest, etc. for my winter predictions. I get it right about as much as they do. By the way what I see so far is not a hard winter.
As a general rule, we get spanked with brutal cold, but only for a couple days. Not enough to keep the ground frozen. Hello, mud & muck!It must not get cold enough. Lol. Winter temps make poor man's concrete. If we don't make to many ruts first the ground freezes and the cows stay pretty clean all winter.
Let's hope that you have a lot of that hay left over, after the winter. I hate cold and snow, but I agree the ice storms are the worst.I can handle cold and snowy as long as we don’t get another ice storm.
Luckily this year I have almost double the amount of hay that I generally do.