Spring is the time for nomads to welcome new-born baby animals.
In the cold and changeable Mongolian spring weather, my friend has become afraid to let the baby animals stay outside overnight. Every afternoon she brings the most vulnerable babies inside her ger. This is the most critical time specially from March to mid-May for the herder baby animals to survive. Both animals and herders are tired this time of year. We also have an expression that compare weak person “weak like a spring animal”.
The spring breeze was blowing, and snow was melting everywhere. If the melt water can be absorbed into the soil, it will help the grass grow. Some herders who do not have a river in the area can go to wells to water their livestock. For now, they have little to worry about in terms of well water, as there is plenty of snow water.