Scenes from the Ranch March 10, 2023

It is deeply satisfying to roll out a bale of sweetly scented hay for our cows in the midst of a March blizzard. Sipping cocoa and thawing my feet by the fire afterwards felt equally delightful!

Hot Lips – our milk cow – doesn’t seem to mind sharing her straw nest with the chickens. I’m counting down the days until May when she’ll calve, and we’ll again enjoy fresh milk and cheese.

What a difference a month makes! After a snow-free January, I’m grateful for the late season moisture. We’ve adopted several management strategies to adapt to drought, but I’m still concerned about the lack of moisture this winter. With every snowstorm I breath a little easier. Let the March lions roar!

Published by Heather Bilden

I live in Montana with my husband Bart. I enjoy working in the garden, taking care of the animals, and exploring the prairie with my dogs, my binoculars, and a reverence for the natural world.

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