Greetings from Minnesota. It was a chilly -5 when I left my house this morning, but I think it warmed up to at least the single digits once the sun came out.
It’s no secret to you, my readers, that I’ve had the winter blues for some time now. I’m just ready for the snow to be gone for good. Even though I know the farm will be a muddy mess when the real spring thaw happens, I’m okay with it. I feel like I’m finally in the “home stretch” of winter, and I just need to put a smile on my face, relax my tense shoulders, and keep moving toward the finish line.
The ironic part about this little analogy is once spring gets here, it won’t be smooth sailing. In reality, I’ll just be getting into the really tough weeks of my “not-quite-official” marathon training. (Perhaps I should make it official and just sign up already? Hm…) It will also be planting season at the farm and things will be even more busy than normal. Spring never seems quite as crazy as fall, so I hope that holds true this year as well!
Even though we’ve still got snow, I think the blue of the sky lately has been gorgeous. Agreed?
I also want to show you these two lovely look alikes. While walking through one of our free stall pens the other night, I saw them lying side by side and tried to get a good picture. I failed on the “good” part, but here they are.
A free stall barn is a barn that has pens filled with stalls that the cows can lie down in or get up from as they please. The cows are free roaming inside in the pen, hence the name free stall. Thanks to google for these images…