Flat Aggie and I had a snow drill on Christmas Eve to prepare for the predicted three to six inches of snow the weather man was sure would happen in Northwest Arkansas on Christmas Day. We practiced our snow and extreme cold weather readiness all during the day on Christmas Eve. While Santa was checking his list of gifts, we were checking our lists for the items we might need to make sure we could care for our cows and calves in extreme winter weather like heat bulbs for the water well pumps, diesel for the generators in case of power outage and extra feed for the cows and calves.
We were ready on Christmas morning! It was sooo cold and windy and looked like it could snow any minute. Flat Aggie dressed in her warm Arkansas Razorback coat and hat. We watched for the snow while we fed older calves in the pasture and baby calves in the hutches and as the dairy cows were fed and milked.
We watched all day and night but not one flake of snow on the dairy farm!
Even though we didn't have any snow, Flat Aggie learned that we use all our snow drill skills every day--snow or no snow-- to care for our dairy calves and cows around the clock whatever the conditions.