Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday Report

Here's what greeted the Bag Lady this morning when she went out to check cows (click on any of the pictures to enlarge them):

And with the windchill factored in, it was -21C. Which is only something like -6F, but still felt damned cold!
Here is the newest addition to the ranch, Sneaky:

And here is Milkshake, all snuggled into the hay:


The Bag Lady was pleased that there were no calves born overnight, because weather like this doesn't give them the best start in life! Hopefully, this will be winters' last kick at the can!

How are things in your neck of the woods today?

18 comments:

JavaChick said...

Aw, poor babies in the snow! :(

It's quite nice here in Saint John - warm & sunny. Looking forward to getting outside.

Leah J.Utas said...

We've got ourselves quite the winter wonderland here, too.
Love the calf pics and I'm so glad no one was born overnight.

the Bag Lady said...

Javachick - enjoy your warm weather! The Bag Lady is hoping for some next week...
dfLeah - I'm glad, too, that we didn't have any calves overnight. It was bitter.

bunnygirl said...

I'm embarrassed to admit I was cold at the start of my morning run-- about 52 F. Yeah, I'm a wimp when it comes to cold. You Canucks are tough!

the Bag Lady said...

BG - it's all what you're accustomed to, isn't it? 52F sounds pretty balmy to me right now!!

Sagan Morrow said...

Eek! Snow! (you can keep it:)).

I like all of your pictures. You have such a nice-looking place.

Merry said...

It keeps threatening snow here, but it never quite delivers on the threat. Just a lot of gloomy cold Don't-even-think-of-planting-those-seedlings weather. Wah :(

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Sagan - that's very kind of you to say! It definitely looks better when it's green, though! Hopefully, that will happen soon.

Merry - sure wish it would quit snowing here! I'll bet you are able to plant your seedlings sooner than I will be able to, though!

P.O.M. said...

Apparently The Bag Lady moved to Antartica and didn't inform us.

Hilary said...

Oh.. ummm... erm.. It's 23C (74F) here at the moment. We always seem to have opposite weather conditions.

Cute critters. Just think of all the calf-naming you'd have to figure out on your own if it weren't for your blog buddies. ;)

the Bag Lady said...

POM - wanted to surprise you...
Actually, it does feel like Antarctica here today. Hopefully it won't last too long. Sigh.

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, Hilary. That sounds so nice. I hope you're enjoying it.
Yes, all these little critters would be just numbers without all the help from bloggers!

Reb said...

Yes, It is cold & miserable here too! I hate it!

the Bag Lady said...

It seems to have gotten worse during the day here - brrrr.
Should be better in a few days, I hope!

Tricia said...

It's entering the 3-4 months or the year when Ithaca is warm (80s!) and sunny. I now have a slight sunburn. It'll be rainy and 60 next week though...

the Bag Lady said...

Hi, Tricia! It'd be a real trick to get a sunburn around here today!! Windburn and frostbite, maybe...

Clare2e said...

I'm so excited! I've been running around this weekend and hadn't seen that the Sneaky monikker stuck! How thrilling. Think I'll have me a Milkshake to celebrate. Stay warm, baggie. There's a rumor in the almanac that spring is still coming.

Sorry you didn't get more ideas for dealing with your back. Is some diligent rest and recuperation between therapy definitely out given the busy season? Back muscles just love it. Maybe you could pencil some into your calendar for when the weather and the livestock and the plantings allow : )

the Bag Lady said...

Hi, Clare - yes, everyone seemed to agree that Sneaky was the perfect name, so it stuck!
And, unfortunately, calving season isn't the best time to be laid up with back troubles, so the Bag lady just has to "suck it up!"