Spring In Winter – Film Friday

Our weather continues its weird patterns, now giving us spring in winter. We would prefer snow, but we are getting our spring projects underway.

We nearly reached 70ºF (21ºC) yesterday afternoon. Remember, we often can go all year without seeing 80ºF (27ºC) – certainly no more than four or five days a year. So seeing such warm temperatures in February is crazy weather.

The ski area next door continues to operate thanks to some cold temperatures through January, but the base is down to 20-40 inches with only some trails open. We hope for some more cold and snowy weather for them (and us), but the long-range forecast is not looking promising.

Most frustrating to Hu-Dad is the fact that the grass inside Sibe Quentin has begun to grow. Our first mowing typically occurs in late April to early May, so Hu-Dad is facing the reality that mowing might come much earlier this year.

And he also has a whole list of winter projects that need to get done before everything starts growing. Unfortunately, with all of the rain earlier in the month, he hasn’t been able to run the tractor much either.

So, we will let the humans gripe, but we have to admit that the warm sunshine feels good for napping – and other activities that normally wait for summer. Come join us on this Film Friday to see what we are up to with a little Spring in Winter.


  1. Jerry G-Pa Owens on February 23, 2018 at 8:30 am

    It looks like an early blow out time coming on…..

  2. Hokie Pack on February 23, 2018 at 7:32 am

    How do you keep the Herd from digging up your yard?
    Ours is a mess!

    • The Thundering Herd on February 23, 2018 at 8:05 am

      We can dig anywhere we want. Hu-Dad will regularly fill in holes along the fence line (the fence is buried a foot in the ground, but he doesn’t want us to get close to that) and will periodically fill in other holes. Sometimes, it even takes the tractor to do so.

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