Sunday was truly a snow day--
it snowed all day long. It has been
a very long time since we have experienced a snow day
and like many of our friends and neighbors,
it seemed a welcome change in our daily lives that
have been impacted by all the changes brought to us during this pandemic.
A snow is much more welcome
than freezing rain or inches of ice that can be hazardous
to the cows walking and for the farmers trying to care for them.
It's always our daily job to make sure that the cows and
calves have plenty of feed and water to meet their
nutritional needs. Colder temperatures with a blanket of
snow made the day's work even more important
to make sure plenty of calories were provided for
the stress of increased cold weather conditions.
Most of the calves were eager to drink their warm milk
but a few needed a little coaxing to enter out into
their first experience with six inches of snow.
I'm thankful for the refreshed feeling brought with this first
snow of the season, for the magical landscape created by snow,
and the reminder of how God blesses us
with the beauty provided in nature down on the dairy farm.