Yesterday morning we read the sky:
Red sky at morning shepherds take warning!
The weatherman predicted a snowy, cold day or two to come.
Hubs and I took Peach and Toodles out feeding livestock this morning after breakfast. Along the way we saw a pair of Bald Eagles in the trees near our sheep barn. They were there last year too. I guess they've come back to hunt jackrabbits on the prairie again this winter.
The cows were glad to see us on this bitter cold day.
FirstbornSon fed hay with the tractor while we fed alfalfa cake on the ground.
The sheep were happy to see us and came running from a distance. They are extra woolly right now. It looks like some of the ewes are in heat -- there's a buck jumping up to do his job. Most of the ewes were bred to lamb in February, and then we turned the bucks in again on December 24th to clean up what didn't catch. The ewes bred now will not have lambs until May. To me, that's a much more reasonable time for baby lambs.
Hubs and I got new smartphones a couple days ago. We are learning how to work them. Thankfully our daughter and her husband helped us out one morning, and I think even they learned a thing or two. They guys skyped each other which neither had done from their phones before. We added files from our cow records to the phone so data could be recorded that way. I added a Bible app to my phone in case I'm ever in a place where I'm waiting and want to read. Otherwise, I really do prefer a book in my hands. To be perfectly honest, I like life without a smart phone just fine, but I know I'll need to keep abreast of technology.
We'll stay indoors for the rest of the day until it's time for evening chores. I'm glad for a warm house and hot mugs of coffee and tea. Now I'm going to go start a fire and put the kettle on. I can't seem to get warm today.
A happy January day to you.