Greetings from Minnesota. If you live anywhere in the east or midwest you probably know what the weather has been like lately.
In a word, broiling.
Keeping cows and calves healthy and as cool and hydrated as possible has been our number one priority during these steamy days and nights.
I feel like we’ve hardly left the farm, and our days have mostly consisted of work – eat – sleep.
Today offered some cooler relief, and the high temp of about 85 with lower humidity felt almost comfortable. 🙂
This new mom – of twins – is also happy the temps cooled today!
Normally our cows don’t calve on pasture because we bring them inside several weeks before their due date for closer monitoring.
These twins weren’t due until August, but that didn’t stop them from arriving a few weeks early.
This week, I’ve made it out for one very early morning run. About 2 miles worth. The heat hasn’t stopped me as much as the incredibly long days at the farm, but the heat surely hasn’t helped.
I’m hoping for a 60 degree morning tomorrow so I can run some very enjoyable miles.
Are you getting the heat wave where you live?