You did real good until Big Muddy came along - LOL. I knew he would be having a rough day. But that sounds pretty tough, FH. Everybody be safe - that's dangerous stuff.This might help, Texan. We have 6-8" of snow and it is currently minus 10 and minus 28 degrees windchill. How did I do?
Sounds tough for the gate opener. Tell her to dress warm and wear her tallest rubber boots. And to get her ass out and shut the door as fast as she can, too.Texan the weather losers are predicting 15-18 inches for here by the end of next week. It’ll be hard to open gates if that’s true.
When we lived in Fairview Alberta we used to get the same thing with the mule deer. I always threw out a few round bales for them to chew on. Some mornings they were literally bedded right outside the door. They would not even get up when I went out to the barn!-27 here this morning but has warmed up to 2 above. We have 8" of snow. The elk have come down so there are about 200 head right outside the yard. They are hungry. They can get to grass underneath the snow because there is some. There would have been more but it never rained after we hayed it and we didn't have more irrigating water.
These are mostly young ones, very few old cows, some spikes in the bunch. Quite a sight. If I can figure out how, I will post some photos.
We are at 15 degrees with a wind chill of 1.I'm headed out to morning feed and bust ice for drinks.It's obvious the seasons are changing - finally. I need a light jacket early mornings here - mid-40's lately. S'posed to be back in the upper-80's to low-90's for highs by the end of the week. Pleasant days for finishing up projects for the year compared to the 100+ days, but sure a challenging time to straighten out calves. They don't call it national dead calf month for nothing.
What's it like at your place?