Digging Out…Again

by Andrew on January 31, 2011

The winter of 2009-10 was the worst winter in more than 30 years for much of northwest Missouri.  So, it was logical to expect a milder winter this year.  That was the certainly the case until the second week of January.  We’ve almost received our annual average snowfall in just the past three weeks and up to a foot of snow is on the way.

What does that mean on the farm?  Expect cattle feeding to take twice as long.  If we get a blizzard (there are blizzard warnings posted) it could take triple the time.  I remember a couple of times when the sun was setting and we were still feeding.  Normally we would finish by 11am to noon this time of year. 

I’ll probably be scooping feed bunks tomorrow.  If one man scoops all of the bunks, he’ll end up scooping a path almost a half mile long.  Tomorrow should be interesting to say the least!

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Shelley Erwin January 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Only ice so far in Indiana. I’m trying to figure out a way to excuse myself from work tomorrow because of the hazardous roads. (I have a home office.)

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