Uprooted Magnolia

20 inches and still counting

Posted in Nature, Photography, Winter by leahyetter on February 24, 2017

We’re in it. Knee deep.

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We are in the middle of a winter storm that is almost debilitating.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

To feed the cattle this morning, Patrick had to drag the bale to flatten the snow to have somewhat of a lane to roll the bale and spread cake.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The cake still went down into the snow but a good bulk of the cattle worked at it to get a few mouthfuls.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The hay was fluffy enough to sit on top of the snow so I’m sure they are getting enough. And it will give the calf a little something to lay on, off of the snow.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

It’s up to my knees in some places and up to my waist or higher in the drifted spots. This one is a doozy, folks. I just really want the snow to stop coming down. We’ve got enough. Uncle! I haven’t seen this much snow since we moved off the ranch in the hills in April of 2013. Maybe more than that. C’mon summer! 🙂

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  1. dianegates said, on February 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, Leah. What about the cows who are ready to birth their calves? Is there a barn or anyway to help these little ones? Praying this storm stops…soon! We enjoy your pictures so much. Keep ’em coming!

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    • leahyetter said, on February 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks, Diane! The calves are still baking. They aren’t really due until the first of March. Which actually means any time now. We had one early one because she was bred early. But so far, they are holding them in. And I pray that we have good weather when we start. The calf we have now is a tough little booger. She can handle it and her mother is taking great care of her. Thank you for asking!!


  2. Chelsea Lyn Drake said, on February 24, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Wow! I felt like this a few weeks ago with the coldness. Western MT has seen the coldest temps this winter since the 1800s. We had a steady spell of -20s for a few weeks. Almost unbearable. You seem to be in a little rougher country. I’ll be thinking spring for you!

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    • leahyetter said, on February 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks, Chelsea!! Yeah, we had the 20 below mess a while back too. Fortunately we aren’t that cold right now even though we have all this snow. We’ve been just under freezing. But they say we’re going to get hit with the cold temps for the next few days. Ugh.


  3. rusticpathgardens said, on February 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Wow! We just got about an inch or two last night with ice and I thought that was bad. Hope you get a dry spell soon.


  4. millicanphotography said, on February 24, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Feel for you guys! Here in western Arkansas, we’ve had one snow, in between record setting spring-like days. 87 yesterday… I think something in between the two extremes would be better! 😉


  5. Doris said, on February 26, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Oh man, hard to believe you guys get snow like this when we are finally seeing the first spring blossoms around here. Keeping my fingers crossed for better weather for the cattle and the ranchers.


  6. Jill Y. Meade said, on March 2, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I remember the days in ND and you make me not miss it in the least. I remember having to crawl over a snow drift at least 15 feet high to get to the outhouse! Yes I said it, an outhouse. So count your blessings. Do you have to haul coal in every morning to keep the heat stove going like I did? Still I know it is hard and so cold the moisture in your nose freezes when you step outside and all you want is for your lungs to experience a warm breath from time to time when you are out there. Lord, I haven’t thought of those feelings in a long time. Hang in there honey. May is just around the corner. You just need to get thru the April mud next. Love you. Hope to see you soon. Tell Patrick Hello.


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