Winter Coats

In winter things become colder.  Depending on where you live it may be a few degrees cooler during the day and cold at night.  Or, you may get snow, freezing temperatures and negative wind chills.  Where ever you may be when it does become winter, you do take some time and prepare for this season to come.

Farmers are always preparing for the next season.  Be it bailing hay in the summer to feed to livestock in the winter or harvesting crops in the fall to feed in the spring and summer.  There is always something to do and the work is there 365 days a year.

Livestock also prepare for winter.  In the fall as the nights and days get colder, they start to grow more hair and have a heavier coat. This keeps them warm, protected and safe.   When on last Friday we had a snow storm, I was able to be out in it and take pictures of the cattle in their nice warm Winter Coats.

Blessings to you,

Laurie – Country Link


14 comments on “Winter Coats

    • Thank you! For once the wind was not blowing at 30+ miles an hour, so it made for a fun trip to the pasture. Just wish my fingers did not get so cold so fast and I might of gotten a few more. 🙂

  1. I love their winter coats! Thanks for trekking outside in the cold winds to share these pictures 🙂

  2. Robyn says:

    Hope you and the livestock came through the storm ok. Snow makes a lot of extra work!

    Today was beautiful, sunny, not wind and 8*. The warmest temps we have seen for almost a week. As long as the wind stays away we can handle this.

    Good job capturing snow covered cattle.

    • I had tried other times to capture the snow falling and the cattle, but always had the wrong setting on my camera. For some reason I had it all together this day.

      We have close to 15 inches of snow on the ground and have been having negative temps through the night. Thankfully the wind has decided to die down.

      Snow does make extra work! But all are doing good. Even the little bottle calf Sally. 🙂

  3. Great photos! And now I know why I seem to have more hair in winter LOL

  4. Great post and photos Laurie! Hope this winter isn’t treating you too terribly.

  5. I’m wayyyy behind on my blog reading, but your pictures! Amazing! Teach me your skills lady! 😉

    • No way!! My secret! (or maybe I just don’t remember what I did.)

      These are my new favorites. I have been trying to get pictures of the snow falling, but had not been successful until that day. Perfect snow fall and perfect subjects to take pictures of. 🙂

  6. Emily Grace says:

    These images are so crisp and bright, Laurie! I am just drawn in by the bovine faces. It’s so hard to get the exposure “just so” with such extreme differences between black cattle and snow. Lovely job!

    • Thank you! I have tried numerous times to photograph the cattle while it was snowing and did not like any of them, until these. No lightroom or photoshop here. Just the perfect kind of snow and a little more knowledge than I had any time before. 🙂

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