The temperature lately has been horribly cold outside. When the morning starts out with the temperature in the minus numbers you know it is frigid. This morning it was –8 degrees F. at 7:30 am and got up to 14 degrees F around 4:00 pm. Saturday we had our first significant snow fall, and unusual for us, it came straight down with no wind. It is so fluffy and pretty on the trees but we all know in Nebraska we could still get wind and that pretty snow could pile up into drifts.A peek between the trees and you see the cows grazing across the highway. Looks like they are grazing snow but in reality they are grazing a section that was planted to turnips, radishes, and rye grass. They just poke their nose through the snow and grab a mouthful. They really like that and will spend a lot of time on those fall planted areas and when it is grazed down then will move into the corn field to get the corn and stalks left after harvest.
Sure was nice to hear the weatherman on TV last night tell us that today temperatures are supposed to get up to 30 degrees F. Yipee…a heat wave!