I know I am about 15 days behind on the blizzard news, but our entire farm has been busily de-thawing in this beautiful spring weather. But when the winter wonderland set on North Texas Farmer Michael and I bunkered down for the chaos.
During North Texas’ version of a blizzard, my mentor who taught me how to cowgirl posted this perfect statement on facebook:
“BREAKING NEWS: There will be no farms or ranches closed due to the upcoming BLIZZARD. Every farmer & rancher will be out in the blistery, cold, blowing wind and heavy snow fall tending to their livestock. They will be praying for machinery to work and non-frozen water pipes. Say a prayer for our farmers and ranchers and thank you for our food.”
There was absolutely no going stir crazy around our farm that week. After rolling black outs, frozen oil in the milk pump, having to hand milk 32 goats by hand, raising 6 baby goats in our laundry room, and repairing 3 water pipes during and after the blistery cold week we are welcoming spring with open arms!
We are thankful the spring is just around the corner and we don’t have to deal with temperatures in the teens very often. We can’t wait until that one March cold front has come and gone and we can start to plant on every flat and plow-able piece of land we have.
I am also thankful for Ms. Doreen who taught me how real cowgirls work, since the horses still had to be cared for in the rain, shine, triple digits or snow. Had she not started to drill that into me 16 years ago, I might have had a minor break down two weeks ago.