The Eleventh Month

It’s been a mild November so far in the heart of Minnesota. I don’t know how long it will last though because winter precipitation starting with an “S” has been mentioned a few times in the forecast. I’d love to hold on to several more weeks of brown landscape and dry ground if it means the temperatures stay moderate.


Some may think November drab compared to the reds and golds of October, but I’m okay with its boring color. December is plenty soon for white and snow.

I also like the calm of this time of year. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and even starting to think about Christmas, but there’s no flurry of preparations yet. I can dream about the best parts without any of the chaos. (Still, chaos is fun sometimes!) I also love reading from Luke and Matthew this time of year. I can soak up the story of Jesus birth without anything getting in the way of the wonder.

I know I’ve been quieter than usual on the blog the last few months, but I did take some time this week for updates.

You’ll notice a new picture at the top, though I suppose I should have opted for a fall or wintry scene instead of summer pasture. I like the happy look of the calves though, especially the white spotted girl on the far left.

I also condensed my page. It was time for a change, and shorter seemed more interesting this time around. Give it a read and tell me what you think.

Things at the farm are continuing in a regular rhythm. Cows are milked everyday, new calves are born, everybody gets fed, and field work is winding down for the season.



What’s happening for you this month?

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.
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3 Responses to The Eleventh Month

  1. Adriane Heins says:

    You’ll be in our prayers that the Minnesota cold and snow and wind holds off as long as possible . . . preferably until about next June. So . . . never. Deal? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Suzanne says:

    The calf looks so cute with his little jacket on!

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