The storm of the past weekend really complicates farming. Two feet of snow buried everything. The breeding ewes and their lambs were undercover in 2 large barns. The yearlings braved the elements. Everyone got through with flying colors. No losses and two lambs born. We still can't get down the farm road. The bucket loader on the tractor broke the night before the storm but at least everyone was well fed. Still waiting for parts.
There is still so much to get back to the normal flow of farming but everyday it gets a little better. Today it is supposed to be in the 40's so the snow will settle some more. The barns are a mucky mess but they are still standing. Several of the farmers in our local area lost their greenhouses to the heavy winds and snowload in the storm. We were lucky our greenhouse barn held up. It is situated so that the snow sheds off it. The plastic did get a tear in it so it will have to be replaced this coming summer.
|Our farmhouse after the storm|
|Some of the yearlings in front of our farmhouse|
|On one of the paths|
|Nessie doesn't like having her photo taken|
|Yearlings with hay|
|The Farmer checking on the yearlings|
|Someone is always on top of the hay bale|