We complain a lot about the wind here, but the fact is, it makes for good cattle country. It keeps the flies down in summer. More importantly, you rarely see our cows pawing through snow for grass. The wind keeps parts of the pastures bared off so they can graze freely, which saves us a bunch in winter feeding. And because our winds vary from north to west to sometimes south and east, they tend to bare off different parts of the pastures from one week to the next, so the cows can use most of the grass.
So here's to the wind. Nice to know it's good for something.