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Winter Snow is fun for the Cows!
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Willy-N    Posted 12-14-2003 at 14:14:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

The Real Hairy Highlands love it! Calves are running around kicking it up. They love to challenge the tractor when I am clearing snow out from around the barn. If I cut a trail in the pasture they all go for a walk around in it. Tring to keep the snow away from the barn so spring melt won't make as much mud. Just the beging and only about 4 more months to go. Merry Chrismas to all! Mark H.


Sarah    Posted 12-14-2003 at 20:12:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for rubbing it in , even more!!!
I greatly appreciate it! Lol!
Great pictures, that is just beautiful. I can't believe it.
It is icy here, no snow :(
Well maybe it will come soon!
Take Care,
Sarah


bob ny    Posted 12-14-2003 at 16:31:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark you havw to bottle them fires in the summer then pour it out on the snow


Willy-N    Posted 12-14-2003 at 16:38:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would be rich if I could figure a way! I coverd my Fire Truck to keep the snow off it. I need to put my ladder on the side to get on top of it to open the filling lid. I also need to weld a few brackets on for the hose reel so I need the ice to stay off it for a while. It will be nice when it is done all the way, the snow makes it harder to finish! Mark H.


Fawteen - Yep    Posted 12-14-2003 at 15:57:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
My sheepsies like the cold weather too. Went down to do chores the other day and my new ram, "Mutton Jeff", was playing with the tire swing I put up for the grandkids. His timing was excellent, he'd hit that sucker and watch it swing out and NAIL it when it came back. While he was waiting for the return swing, he was jumping up in the air and throwing his back legs one way and his front legs the other and just generally bouncing around like a lamb.

Sure wish I'da had a video cam...


Salmoneye    Posted 12-15-2003 at 03:35:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Sure wish I'da had a video cam..."

Me too...That sounds like one I would like to see...

Salmoneye, The Juvenile At Heart...Just Ask His Wife


deadcarp    Posted 12-14-2003 at 15:35:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
i remember that. oh, there's nothing more comical than a dairy cow that's let out in snow. nice days we used to untie them to catch a few rays on nice days, and eventually those gals would catch a chill and get frisky. somebody would swing a head-butt and the game was on. they'd start hopping around, bellys flopping one way and bags the other. the young bullyboys would toss a coupla hooves over something twice their size and of course their hind feet would scoot out, momentarily plunking them on their butts - even the horses rolled around and had a playday - yep they sure had fun :)
thanks for reminding me mark :)


Willy-N    Posted 12-14-2003 at 15:43:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is what I like about winter! Summer get's old and this is a break from it. No wild fires and the animals get thick coats and have fun. All ours can go inside from the weather so if they are out it is because they want to be. Got everything all cleared now for the next snow tonight! I need to pick up some more gas tomorrow for the tractor. I bet I use over 5 gals every time I clear it. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 12-14-2003 at 21:50:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
just filled up the wifes new truck formerly mine and bought gas for the plow truck ,98.00,think tomorrow i,ll clean up some smaller places with the snowblower and maybe clean out the gates with the tractor, that is if we don,t get blasted again tonight.


toolman    Posted 12-14-2003 at 14:50:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
just spent 2 hrs. plowin , got another foot and a half last night, thats 26 inches in the last 24 hrs. enough already , DON,T send anymore over the ridge ok, good thing i got that plow truck workin, cleaned the contacts on the switch and mamage to get it done.


Willy-N    Posted 12-14-2003 at 15:38:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't worry spring is a day closer now than yesterday! Enjoy it while you can. Remember summers are HOT!! Mark H.


Sid    Posted 12-14-2003 at 14:42:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice picture Mark we just got our first snow the other night and some more night before last. Wish I had thought to take the camera with us when we checked on the cattle.


Willy-N    Posted 12-14-2003 at 15:35:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks it is easy for me I just stuck the camera out the upstairs window and snapped it. Just cleared out the other barn since the girls were cleaning the stalls out I pushed it to where we keep it and moved the snow for the bulls. Like to be able to get a truck to the barns you never know when a Vet may need to get to them. Mark H.


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