It is Christmas. I've read where some other western authors made it a point to give their animals something special on Christmas day, and I tried.
But it's 50 above and the snow is almost gone. When I took hay out to they just looked at me.
Ho, ho, ho... I tried.
This warm weather is sure a blessing. We had a week or two of sub-zero weather by Thanksgiving last year, and I had already put out a lot of feed for the cows by this time. It's a long time until June, so we're not yet worried about snowpack. We're just glad that we haven't had to dig very far into our haystacks so far this year.