I didn't see any frost this morning, but it was cold with a wind blowing out of the north. It didn't matter if it was hot, cold, wet, or dry, I had a couple of cows that had either calved or were getting ready to calve yesterday, so I had to go hunt them up this morning to check on their calves. Almost as soon as I started walking, the wind started howling out of the north and it started snowing, which made it pretty easy to find those cows and calves since there's only a handful of spots in that pasture that are down out of the wind.
Most of my cows seem to have enough sense to hightail it to these spots when it gets cold and windy, and one of them was down there with her day-old bull calf, while the other cow was over in some brush with her calf (she's a little camera shy, so no picture of her or her calf).
|Cow and Calf Hunkering Down Out of the Wind|
|Interesting Looking Rock out in the Pasture|
|Same Interesting Rock|
|Cattle in the Blowing Snow|
I feel sorry for those that work in climate-controlled offices that don't get to experience the simple pleasures of walking around looking for day-old calves when it's hot, dry, wet, or cold.