Today, I decided to take a walk through our farm woods with the boys. The sun is out, it is nearly 30 degrees and I had recently gotten snow shoes for Christmas. So, with nearly 70 pounds in the sled (two boys), I took off.
We didn’t make it very far. The snow shoeing part was easy, it was the pulling the sled too that made the journey difficult. Also, about ten minutes into our hike, Jonnie got snow in his mitten and you would have thought the world was ending. Ohh well. We did get to see and identify some animal tracks (rabbits and mice) in the snow and enjoy some fresh air.
We also spied the cows up to no good. With over 30 inches of snow, fences mean nothing on our farm. Either the fence is buried or the line is grounded somewhere so there is no power. It isn’t a huge deal, the cows are in a protected area away from the highway and of course they don’t venture too far from the food. Now if our heifers were out, that would have been a different story all together (teenagers can cause trouble).
The cows were also enjoying the warmth and sun. They had made their way down to the farm pond. As soon as I reached them to take a picture, they looked up at me in a way that said “ohh, you caught us,” and started walking back to the barn. They weren’t really in trouble (as long as they all come in for milking).
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