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Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 am
by NonTypicalCPA
Love my Galloways! They have a double coat and handle the cold better than the heat in my opinion. Most are very friendly, good mothers, rich milk, and very good beef on poor forage.

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Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:20 am
by Stocker Steve
It must be spring. We were able to get the snow drift removed, and open the outhouse door.

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:43 am
by bball
Stocker Steve wrote:It must be spring. We were able to get the snow drift removed, and open the outhouse door.


Better take a picture for next months photo contest...

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:49 pm
by boondocks
Always a good day when you can get to the outhouse ;)

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:34 pm
by farmerjan
@boondocks ; I was just looking at the weather maps and see where you are going to get another "round"..... we went from 38 and some snow and cold rain/sleet last Monday, to 80 the last 2 days and actually "hot" in comparison. Luckily, this system will be rain but potential for winds and downpours. It actually has gotten so dry they had a fire alert and banned burning for 2 days due to the high winds. It has certainly been feast or famine here. I really do feel so bad for you getting all that "winter" up there still.

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:46 pm
by chevytaHOE5674
Could see over a foot of snow in the next few days UP here. The way the winter keeps dragging on we might hit 300 inches of snowfall yet this season.....

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:38 am
by Stocker Steve
MSP airport is at 13" and it is still snowing. Should be an all time storm record for April. We only have a couple inches from this storm but that is enough to cover the icy base for some nice snowmobiling!
I have a lean to full of heifers with new calves. They need to go out to to pasture but we had wind gusts up to 45 mph yesterday. So, more hand work today to keep them comfortable.

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:22 pm
by ddd75
i'm sure glad I bought all that extra hay last year. no good grass weather until next sat. here

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:11 am
by boondocks
farmerjan wrote:@boondocks ; I was just looking at the weather maps and see where you are going to get another "round"..... we went from 38 and some snow and cold rain/sleet last Monday, to 80 the last 2 days and actually "hot" in comparison. Luckily, this system will be rain but potential for winds and downpours. It actually has gotten so dry they had a fire alert and banned burning for 2 days due to the high winds. It has certainly been feast or famine here. I really do feel so bad for you getting all that "winter" up there still.


Thanks, I'll take all the sympathy I can get right now! We're stuck in a Maytag of crazyhigh winds with freezing rain and snow, wind chills getting too close to zero, and gonna stay mostly this way several days. Looks better starting about a week from now--sure hope so. Our grass is weeks behind, and we're usually very slow to green up anyway. Hoping the hay holds out. We're looking at turnout in June at this point...

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 am
by Nesikep
Spring is slowly coming here.. we're behind as well, though not as much as you folks... Got some little flowers out, buttercups 2 weeks ago, willow is leafing out.. grass just starting to wake up

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:42 am
by MRRherefords
It got up to 89 degrees Saturday. Now it is 35 and we have had nearly 4" of rain in the last 24 hours. Calling for possible snow tomorrow.

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:07 am
by Silver
4-6" forecast here for today and tomorrow. North wind too.

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:02 pm
by NonTypicalCPA
Snowing right now here. It is mid-April, right???

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 pm
by farmerjan
Got a bit over 3" rain but tornados in several places. Luckily winds were not that bad here but they were strong. Now supposed to get down to the upper 20's - low 30's tonight with severe FROST warnings. Can't win although the rain was welcome. Cannot imagine still getting snow....

Re: So it's still not spring

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 pm
by 1wlimo
Nesikep wrote:Spring is slowly coming here.. we're behind as well, though not as much as you folks... Got some little flowers out, buttercups 2 weeks ago, willow is leafing out.. grass just starting to wake up


Snowing here again, and we are still plowing over a foot of snow to find places to put calves. There is still snow in lows of over two feet. Ugg. Saturday night was the first night since the start of November it did not free hard here.

Had to stop selling hay the local people we supply horse hay too. We should have hay to last till June.

No forest fires, so that is good.