It is now 50 degrees (F) and it makes me feel all schitzophrenic. I'm trying not to get too excited.... because I know it will get cold again soon.
At -25 just breathing gives you an ice cream headache.
Then it gets above freezing and you are so climatized you open all the windows in your house and start wearing shorts and sleeping naked. It's a 75 degree temperature change in less than 10 days.... That's like 50 one day and 125 the next.....
And the mud..... oh my, the mud. I'm surprised there is any left in the driveway.... it's all in my house.
Dad is back to "normal" calving now. For a few days he was sleeping in his pickup with all the cows crammed in the little lot by the barn. A new baby won't last 15 minutes at -25.... especially if there is any wind. He managed to keep everyone alive and even had a set of twins.
There is something extremely satisfying about watching those crazy little babies run around in the sunshine -bucking & snorting & acting tough.