The Calm Before the Storm

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I took this photo while feeding the cows in early December before our first winter storm hit.  I feel so lucky to have a job where I get to be outside with my family every day experiencing nature's incredible power and exquisite design.  Whether you believe in evolution, intelligent design or some combination of the two, Mother Nature is pretty incredible.

This time of year is our break time when the farm is the most quiet and calm.  No babies due to be born, no poultry to raise, no pasture to irrigate or fairs to ready for.  Securing housing, throwing hay and filling water feels like a welcome reprieve from the crazy days of spring, summer and fall.  Jan. 1st we start lambing and calves are due mid month, followed by goats, poultry and if I have my way, a new horse for the family.