Snow & a few cows

Sometimes the snow and wind come so fast cattle are buried like this one. They stop out of the wind in a draw for protection and become trapped in the snow. We were devastated but fortunate that we only found a few this way.

Sometimes the snow and wind come so fast cattle are buried like this one. They stop out of the wind in a draw for protection and become trapped in the snow. We were devastated but fortunate that we only found a few this way.

Snow & a few cows

We dug into the west pasture by 2pm on Saturday. We found about 20% of the herd there. The rest were grouped about a mile south after drifting with the 60+ mph wind gusts during the night the surviving herd followed hay back to where they came from.

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About Beer Ranch

I'm a farm/ranch wife and mother of 4. I've lived all my life on a farm caring for Angus cows. Currently we raise cattle and a variety of crops including wheat, corn, sunflowers, millet and peas. It is a great life and great way to raise children. We live and learn everyday about the world God has made for us. We try to find better ways of taking care of the land while raising food for people.
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  1. Pingback: South Dakota Blizzard leaves devastation for ranchers | Agriculture Proud

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