Well, sort of.
I'm going through them all, and going to mark each bin/box whether or not we are keeping or donating or throwing out. Some will be donated next year, in the fall, for the thrift store's Christmas Room.
Trying to get them off the porch by Monday. (and out of the kitchen and living room!)
Nathan helped Grandma and Grandpa immensely today. He pulled the line for the little henhouse through the cut in the eaves, and then crawled into the henhouse and changed out the warming bulb, and connected everything. It took us a few tries... you see, we are down to ONE operational outlet in the big henhouse now, the mice have chewed through everything else. The year got away from us... we had hoped to have it re-wired by now.
We are expecting very cold temps tonight and tomorrow night. We had no rain today, though, and the clouds actually cleared in the afternoon.
Here is our resident owl, about an hour ago this evening! I went to Saturday afternoon church services so I could sleep in a little in the morning... I left the warming lights on in both henhouses on the east side... and when I went out there to close up, thought I saw something fly across the light of the open pophole of the little henhouse. I think I narrowly averted danger... but it didn't go far.... and was not a bit worried by me going around, shutting the gates, closing the popholes. I'm sorry this isn't clearer, but it was full dark by then.
On second thought, I may ask Keith to go out and shine the spotlight in the little henhouse and see if there is a half-eaten bird in there!