The Farmers Almanac predicts an abnormally cold winter and November has started out that way with readings that are more than 3 degrees below normal so far. That’s good so long as Mother Nature doesn’t get carried away because we have put more dollars into winter pasture than hay and prolonged freezes can kill them out. We’re okay so long as it doesn’t get below 25 and stay there for consecutive days.
See what I mean about the dice-roll we call farming? The good rain sucked us in to growing winter pasture and storing less hay but the winter may make that a bad prediction. Still, I’ll take the odds. They are in our favor. We don’t know many winters where hard freezes stayed around very long.