Winter has finally arrived in Kansas and the chores on a ranch have gotten crazy! Luckily we are not scheduled to have any baby calves yet, so we are just making sure cattle are all cared for: fed and watered and have a dry place to sleep. But even that can be a big job depending on how much snow arrives! Today I planned to feed the cattle who are spending the first part of the winter eating up what the combine dropped when we harvested the soybeans and corn from this ground. But with snow, the natural feed is covered up and the girls need a bit of a snack to tide them over until the snow melts. So I took a big bale of hay to them before the temperatures got above freezing, and the ground thawed. I didn't want to get stuck!