An Odd Winter

Feb 7, 2017

Today is finally colder and a bit windy. Roughly 18 inches of snow fell on the farm yesterday which is the heaviest snowfall for us this winter season. Generally by this time of year we've already had 6 to 8 weeks of single digit or colder weather. But this winter has been incredibly warm. January was more icy then snowy and one of my hay suppliers even mentioned that he was already tapping his maple trees and boiling down sap. That's a good 6 weeks before the normal start to sugaring season.

The downside to all the "spring thaws" we keep getting is that everything turns to mud which the cows don't like as much and it makes it harder to drive the tractor out on the field to get hay to the cows. Everything is soft and mushy so the tractor tends to sink in a bit.

So today we are enjoying a cold snowy day to mostly stay inside where it's warm, catch up on some reading and office work. The cows venture out fill up on hay as they need and then return to the warm barn to get out of the wind.

If you feel like getting out today we are stocked up on ground beef again, as well as excellent pastured eggs from David and Fannie King! Not to mention we have plenty of delicious raw milk available today. We are open from 1:00 to 4:00 today so if you feel so inclined to brave the cold weather, then stop on by. We'll see you at the farm!

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