Well Dun, if it makes you feel any better the chickens have now come home to roost. After a week in the deep freeze in mid January (minus 55 C) we had a pretty nice end of Jan and a great Feb (the nicest calving weather in Feb I can remember). But March has come in like a lion...three calves so far today and the wind is howling from the north at 40 km/hr with blowing snow (windchill is minus 41 C) right now (which wouldn't be so bad if we had any sort of a windbreak, but we're on a bald north-facing hill and pretty open to the arctic blast , so might make you feel better about your earlier taste of normal (yuck) Canadian winter wonderland. I'm only hoping that March settles down to lamblike behaviour real soon, as there's 180+ head of cows to calve - and the majority will be in the next three weeks.
Take care and wishing you all a great calving season.