It’s Not Fall Anymore

So the calendar says it’s still Fall and that winter won’t start until next week, but I’m here to tell ya’ that here in northeast Kansas, it is NOT Fall anymore. When you have this growing on your windows,

 and your thermometer looks like this,

 you can stop dreading the arrival of Winter because it’s already here. So put away the shorts and flip flops. Get out your long-johns, thermal socks, and Elmer Fudd hat, and then look Winter straight in the eye, and repeat after me,

“Give me your snow drifts that wrap around the house, ice that turns roads into skating rinks, and wind that freezes snot in mid-drip from my nose. I can take it – bring it on!”

Then turn your electric blanket on, get into bed and pull the covers up over your head.


——->  UP NEXT: How to dress when it’s 5 degrees outside and you’re going out there to feed cattle.

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Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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18 Responses

  1. Teresa says:

    That looks like my yesterday! The day before we were 40* and rain. We’re still looking at about 10 degrees below our normal averages for the next week. It’s so hard on the animals with these drastic changes in temps. How are yours doing?

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Teresa,
      Our animals are doing ok. As long as they can get out of the wind and have enough to eat, they do alright. NIght before last one of the waterer’s heaters went out, and the water froze up. The cattle didn’t have water all night and into the morning until Harland discovered it. He fixed it yesterday. How are your animals coping?

  2. trisha harris says:

    I love this post. BRRR. Sounds so cold but I would love to go feed cows again. Are those ice crystal things on a windshield? That is an amazing photo with all those shapes.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Trisha,
      The frost was on the inside of an older window in our mudroom. We need to replace those windows with more efficient ones, but I’ll miss the ice crystals.

  3. We’re getting a heat wave today. 40 degrees predicted!

  4. Laura says:

    Ha Ha – “bring it on!!!”…..just kidding, really, just kidding. I don’t want winter….I’m a fair weather gal!

    • Suzanne says:

      HI Laura,
      Each season brings a different kind of work on the phone. In some ways we look forward to it because this season has the most downtime for us. But we still don’t care for the snow and ice.

  5. Sally Bishop says:

    We are in a heat wave here on the Texas plains, 75 today, 78 tomorrow then dropping to 51 on Thursday. My folks in Wisconsin got the big storm, a white Christmas for sure!

  6. Melanie says:

    HOHOHO! 5 degrees. .BRRRR. .I’ll stop compaining about 13 degrees!! I SOOO dislike cold temperatures!!

  7. Wowee! That is cold!! We have been experiencing some very cold weather as well. It’s been in the 20’s and snowing a lot but not a lot of accumulation…just an inch or two here and there. This morning was our coldest so far..I believe we got down into the single digits. I have been hibernating! I haven’t even blogged! We had some family come to visit and some holiday stuff going on…time to get back to my blog!!! and get caught up reading your blog too!

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Bonnie,
      We’ve had the cold, but not the snow, just a dusting. Hey, I’ve been wondering what you’ve been up to over on your blog – am missing your posts!

  8. Julie says:

    Wow whee…bring on the winter and snuggling!

  9. Oh yea, winter is definitely here! Hey, I always like a white Christmas.

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