This last week around the farm has been super, super busy for me and for my husband! We both had meetings like crazy, suppers to attend, and it was my week to cook. This week was a slight glimpse into my future if I decide to get a town job, in addition to my farming job! I had my week of cooking all planned in advance and had it ready to go at the shop the days I was MIA! I would say that it went smoothly and I reached my goal of being able to offer a variety of meals that can cook at the shop while I am away.
Right now around our area we are facing the realities of melting snow. I did a recent post a few weeks back talking about the flooding that occurred in our area during harvest last year. Well, I thought I would show you what it looks like when all our snow in South Dakota melts! A little something like this:
This is actually supposed to be a field..
The Big Sioux River is supposed to be much, much lower!
That wire with the grasses hanging on it is actually the top wire on a three wire strung fence.
And around this time of year…a lot of roads start to look like this. (These roads are actually closed. I have on really cruddy shoes and a decent lens on our camera!)
Flooding can be pretty serious. Although, it seems that every year since I have been here in South Dakota the “great flooding” marks the start of spring!
After doing some touring on the flooded roads we stopped at our friends’ house to say a quick hello and I had to run back to the pick up and grab the camera because I felt this was another event that marked the start of spring.
Two moments that make me smile and I begin to imagine that I am smelling green green grass…
Another event around our farm that marks the start of spring is the arrival of new babies…
Here is the first baby of the year! He is out of one of the new bred cows that we just bought a few months back.
It’s important right after the birth of a calf to give the Momma and new baby some time to adjust to each other, and of course to eat!
You can see in this picture the umbilical cord hanging from the calf’s belly and also the after birth making it’s way out of the cow. (Very similar to us!)
These are just a few things that get me excited for spring on our farm.
Not to mention:
Half Way Clean Kids
(Pretty much all things clean!)