White Christmas in Arkansas with the family [Video]


Fun in the SnowI hope you all had a very Merry Christmas this week with lots of food, family, and friends! I traveled home to Arkansas to spend the week with family and ended up seeing a VERY White Christmas. We had about a foot of snow at the house and 6-8 inches of snow with quite a bit of sleet and ice on our farms.

A White Christmas is a pretty big deal here in Arkansas. To put it in perspective, this was only the 4th White Christmas for Little Rock since record keeping began in 1875 and the 8th snowiest month ever with 10.3″ of snow at the official recording site. We were actually under a Blizzard Warning – the 1st ever issued by the National Weather Service in Little Rock. We were pretty excited to see the white stuff start falling even though it cut our day at the grandparents’ house a little short.

I spent Wednesday helping my dad and brother feed cattle. We have several different farms across town so it takes a little while longer to feed everything. It takes even longer when we get one of the trucks stuck in the first pasture then have to push trees out of the way on the road in the holler to one of the pastures. But we made it home by the time the sun set and all of the cattle were fed.

 

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Ryan Goodman lives in Helena, MT and comes from an Arkansas cattle ranching family. Since growing up on a family cow/calf and stocker-calf operation, he has spent the last several years learning about farming systems across the country. A graduate of Oklahoma State, Ryan is currently working on a Master's degree from the University of Tennessee. He works continuously to share his story of ranch life through community outreach and social media, all while encouraging others in agriculture to do the same.

4 Comments on White Christmas in Arkansas with the family [Video]

  1. Looks like yall had a beautiful white Christmas! Cheers to that ;)

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  2. Ryan, I am so glad to hear that you all received some much needed moisture. I hope that it will make your grass grow!

    We are cold and snowy in Nebraska as well with nightly temperatures dipping below zero.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family,
    Anne

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    • Thanks Anne! We’re happy to see it too! Hoping it’ll make our winter rye kick off well.

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  3. The creek looked beautiful! Happy New Year!

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