Thursday, January 23, 2014

Farmer Fred Award Winner April 2013: Beautiful April Winter

April is like the little girl with the curl right in the middle of her forehead. When April is good, she can be very, very good, but when she is bad, as she was last year...or was she good? It's all a question of how you look at things.
The April 2013 Farmer Fred Award Winner is presented to:
Beautiful April Winter
originally published on April 16, 2013
 We enjoyed a calm on Saturday.
The cattle enjoyed a bit of sunshine. 
 When the sun hasn't shone in a few days, it is noticeably stronger and warmer as it returns.
 The geese seemed to be discussing the final details of their summer home improvement projects.
It felt as if Spring might be ready to gain ground. 
Until the sunshine left us. 
The snow returned. It is beautiful, but this year is unusual.
It has been relentlessly cold. 
 Our temperatures have been well below average.
We were luckier in that we have had less snow than many areas. 
Many birds have returned and they are confused. There are robins singing in the mornings, but what will they eat? I hope they find seeds and grain.
This snow came with a fierce wind and ice, but we didn't lose power. 
If the geese are not giving up, then neither will we. 
As the snow piles continue to grow in GriggsDakota.

1 comment:

  1. We just heard birds here yesterday in -12 degree weather. We thought, oh dear they must be so confused!