We had beautiful weather here in Iowa in November and December and even the first half of January and then WHAM! In about 10 days time we went from grass on the ground and okay temps to SNOW on the ground with record setting low temperatures. AH. I’ve shoveled snow four times and now it’s piled high.
This was our weather for the week as of Sunday….a snowstorm coming in Sunday night and a deep freeze settling in for this week.
Monday afternoon we moved to this. Wind Chill watches and warnings. The wind chill or feels like temperature is likely to hit -60 degrees. YES, MINUS SIXTY DEGREES.
Kelli’s birthday is January 25th and Kayla’s January 31st. I don’t EVER remember a year that we didn’t have nasty weather over that time. This year it’s true again.
Years ago when we were living on the farm and the kids all lived at home a feed rep came and talked to Hubby after a long cold spell. It had been a week long spell and then the farm waterers were much harder to maintain. The feed rep asked Hubby if he was able to feed all the cattle all the days being it was so cold. Hubby laughed. Of course he fed them.
At supper that night Hubby relayed the story to the kids. One of them, I can’t remember which one it was, piped up and said, “If the cattle weren’t fed we sure wouldn’t be sitting here down to eat.” The other kids piped in saying “Ya, Dad would have had us all out there with wheel barrows carting feed if the equipment didn’t work”. They were so right.
That’s the truth of a good farmer. When your animals need you, it doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside, from temperatures over 100 to temperatures below -50 degrees, the farmer is there.
I saw this on Facebook….
To any of you farmers out there dealing with the weather, losses, poor prices or the like. Here’s a HUGE shout out to you and your family. We know farming isn’t a one man show!! Take care today and every day. THANK YOU!!