Greetings from rainy Minnesota. Why is it raining, I ask you? It’s late December, and the temperature really shouldn’t be over 32. (or the sky shouldn’t have the nerve to be precipitating if it happens to be over 32 ;-))
Step 1) You dump a giant bucket of water over Minnesota and the several feet of snow piled up, while keeping the temperature about 33 degrees.
Step 2) People walk and drive around through the water and rain; the rain mixes with snow.
Step 3) You cool the temperature down to the mid-20’s and dump some snow on top.
Step 4) You brace yourself for what happens when slush and ice get covered by fresh snow.
What can I say? At least it’s not 20 below! We haven’t actually started getting snow yet, but it’s forecasted to cool down. If it keeps raining and cools down it will turn to snow.
Calf chores were interesting tonight because rain gear was needed instead of lots of warm layers. The calves stay in their hutches most of the time when it rains, but they still eagerly come out to drink their bottles and eat grain.
It is easier for them to stay warm with dry hair, but their hair also seems to be pretty good at repelling water. It kind of “fluffs up” and helps keep their skin from getting soaked. This is especially true if it’s a lighter rain.
The weather didn’t keep Wellington inside. Instead the warmer air made him happy to frolic around in the wet outdoor world. He did want to dry off and take a nap afterward 🙂
Not much to report here. I’m still nursing my sore neck but feeling better every day. Thank you all so much for your kind comments about my accident. I do thank God that things turned out as well as they did. I know He was watching over me.
Yesterday I headed to the gym for some leg weights and stretching. It was just a light workout but felt good. Hopefully once 2011 rolls around I’ll be ready to lace up my running shoes. I do promise to follow the magic rule and listen to my body so I don’t over do it.
Time for a typical question here on Cow Spots and Tales…
What’s the weather doing where you are?