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Day 18 2019. Well, it was a repeat of Day 17.
Long about four past noon, there was this odd sighting. Looking up. Looking S. Looking E. I could actually see the clouds. We have been living in constant fog…24×7…for days ‘n days. But yesterday, at the late end of the afternoon there were the clouds. If I could see the clouds, that meant there was a shift in the upper air mass. Could it be? Could it be that the crazy Storm Harper might be changing in path and direction? Dear¬†God…let it be. In the very far, far SW was a tiny and faint pink color behind the grey. Pink! Could it be? Could it be that the lifting air mass was trying to punch a hole in the center of the fog and the coming of Harper? I was so spent from the past week or drudging and slogging along in the mud and melting snow that a part of me “didn’t care”.
Day 19…long about midnight, I drug myself to the door, flipped on the pole light, looked at the sidewalk to see how wet it was and if the snow had truly begun…as forecast. What I saw? Stunningly, I saw two bunnies sitting out in the yard nibbling on exposed grass. I stared hard at the sidewalk. It looked like it was drying. Not adding “wet”. Not adding white. I was so shocked. I felt a small smile come into my face. Bunnies. I was seeing bunnies. Dear God! If I was seeing bunnies then there was more than likely a true shift in the dreaded Harper. I shut off the light. Could not go back to sleep. I got up each hour to flip on the pole light. There was no change in the wetness. And there seemed to be similar dryness. And I kept seeing those two bunnies. The wind had shifted and was now beginning to gain speed, some gusty roars, and by four past midnight I was still seeing those two bunnies. At 0500, the local weather people were showing that the dreaded Harper truly showed a bow in its back. Central Missouri to the W was showing signs of dry air, the cold air was about 20 miles to the NW. All I could think was, “Praise the Lord!” I know that feeling the 25-45 fast winds will be a sharp shock as the temperatures drop into the teens and head to the single digits. But for some reason, I feel a huge sense of relief. Not quite joy, but relief. No more accumulating snow today. Thankful. There is a week of hardship coming but today and tomorrow I am going to try to remain thankful for the cold and sharp wind.

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Well. It rained an inch or so then turned to snow. It snowed. It snowed. It snowed. If you wonder why I have not called you back the past eight days (or longer), well, it has been nothing short of horrific here.

For the full post of the day’s ranch work, please feel free to follow along on Facebook…

Day 17 2019. Thursday. Another day of near zero visibility. Another day of no sun. Another day of melting of 16 inches of snow…we are down to about 4 inches. Expecting rain tonight (Friday), changing to snow, 2-6 inches of snow, then the polar vortex air is to be here. Wind chills to double digit negatives. Extreme weather on the livestock is the way it has been since October. The struggle is real. From drought, no pasture, no hay, to this…(find the rest of the story and pictures on my Facebook site or pages).

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Tammy’s Cowdogs 2019

To follow the updates on Tammy’s Cowdogs and our ranch life please consider using our Facebook site:

https://www.facebook.com/TammyJCowdogGoldammer

I had set up my Facebook site to post all updates on my website blog and somewhere along the line the Facebook posts over the past two years keep getting deleted.

It appears to be a Facebook marketing issue. Always something.

Thank you…from Tammy and her Hangin’ Tree Cowdogs

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