Kitty In The Morning Sun

Over the weekend, we had below zero temps and wind chills of 27 below zero. Bitterly bitterly cold. So cold that when the wind hits your face it’s physically painful.   Oh,  and it snowed. Our little newborn calf lay against a large haybale out of the wind and waited it out. Harland checked the cattle every few hours, day and night. Calving in this bitter cold is brutal on a newborn. They can freeze to death in just an hour without human help.

Sunday afternoon, Harland caught a nap under an electric blanket. Of course, Kitty joined him.

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Kitty’s a big proponent of naps.

Yesterday the sun came out and the snow began to melt. After work I watched as Harland gave the heifers their evening grain. They ran up the hill to the trough with the little calf running, hopping and dancing along, tail high in the air. The sheer joy of warmer temps.

Yesterday morning as the sun peeked above the pasture, and peered into our windows, Kitty hopped upon the linen dresser in the bathroom to bask in a sliver of new sun.






*Yawn*  “The sun is getting warmer so spring must be near.”


“Gosh, I sure hope so, Kitty.”



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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9 Responses

  1. Alica says:

    All that work Kitty had to do, to search out some sunlight must have tired her out. Yawn….poor over worked kitty! 🙂

  2. Glenda says:

    I miss Kitty!

  3. Chester's Mom says:

    I’m with Harland and Kitty on the naps, especially in this
    cold, cold weather. Eat and sleep, that’s all I want to do!

  4. Ruth in IA says:

    That is one beautiful quilt under the electric blanket!

  5. Jeanne says:

    Poor Kitty! She didn’t get a whole lot of sun for her effort though, did she? And I agree with Ruth in IA! That IS a beautiful quilt under the electric blanket! I hope you’re doing well, Suzanne…keeping you in prayer.

  6. Dianna says:

    Such a beautiful kitty, and the sunlight shining on her face just accentuates her beauty. Love your dresser scarf with the crocheted edge.

  7. Pam says:

    I like light in the evening…for many reasons. BUT – Daylight Saving Time on Sunday will mess up my Monday+ morning sky watch. I hope Kitty doesn’t have to go to work, and can bask in the later ‘sunrise’.

    Waiting for more calves, and hoping they are all born healthy and strong!

    🙂 Pam

  8. Carol says:

    Kitty is a vision in any light. I hope we will soon feel a little heat from the sun. I love seeing the new babies and their mamas. Thank you for sharing your lovely pics Suzanne. Once again a beautiful post.

  9. Debbie Chapman says:

    That silly Kitty!
    Cats always seek out any sun rays they can!
    I hope all your newborn calves survive, and this awful cold goes away soon!
    Stay warm!

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