We got teased a bit last week by significantly warmer temperatures to only have them drop down once again. The resignation set in that Spring is just not here yet, but we know it is right around the corner.
Spring seems to bring hope. Most significantly, I am reminded of the hope of our Salvation as we look forward to Easter and the celebration of our Risen Savior. As farmers, we are excited and rejuvenated by green pastures and freshly tilled soil for our gardens. As people, we find similar hope in all signs of new life.
She is the daughter of Marie. Both mom and baby are doing wonderfully. Because the temperatures dropped this week while the ground was still soft with thick mud, we made the decision to move Sassy into the barn where she could cuddle in the barn under warm fresh hay and be heated by heat lamps as needed during the brisk temperatures of the night. She continues to receive colostrum from her mama, which will be followed by her mother’s milk until she is old enough to be weaned and join the other “teenage” calves in the pasture. Sassy has earned her name through her opinionated personality and the spring in her step.
We feel so blessed to have this first sign of Spring to be able to share with you. We would love to hear back from you about how the beginnings of Spring are showing where you are.