It’s been a nice spring. Overall the weather has been very cooperative, except for the first week of April, when I went to San Francisco to go wedding dress shopping with my daughter. The temperature dropped to -7 F with wind chill, making me think that my daughter picked the best possible time to make her dress appointments. By the time I got home, four days later, the temperatures were closer to normal and the unsettled weather led to some beautiful light.
The only other time the weather has been not-so-great, not counting the snow storm last week, was the day the vet was scheduled to vaccinate the heifers. We woke up to this:
So I dressed like this:
And this was the view from the tractor as we fed that morning.
Below is my husband and 80-year-old mother, who is one heck of a cow hand. She helps operate the chute where the weanlings are vaccinated and weighed, and keeps track of the data.
It was a good day despite the weather, but my husband’s jacket attests to the temperatures.
A few other interesting sights…the neighbor was plowing his field, and a passing flock of seagulls swarmed his tractor as he drove, then settled in behind to pick goodies out of the overturned soil. This was a first for me.
I saw a moose on my way to town.
Our fist calves of the year were twins--a boy and a girl, so the girl will be sterile. If both twins are the same sex, it doesn’t affect fertility. They are adorable.
And that's it from Montana. I'm busily writing a proposal for a three-books series set in Montana, and my first Heartwarming, Her Montana Cowboy will be released in August. See you next month!