Doesn't YOUR furnace man do your driveway?
Early this afternoon, snow fell from the maple tree over the deck and landed on a female junco, a tiny little bird. As I opened the door, all the other birds flew off, but the little junco stayed here, hunched over.
(The snow was melting).
I picked her up and carried her in, and we took her in the bedroom. Keith went out and found a little cage that some chickens had come in, brought it in, and we folded a rug and put it in it, and put her in. She promptly flew out and loose in the bedroom. We gave her time to calm down, and Keith, God bless him, managed to move the furniture she had flown behind, open a window... and reach over and lift her gently outside. He opened his hand, and she flew away.
Thank heavens he took the shadecloth down, this snow was much heavier than last week's, and would have torn it, we think. The hens in this house had clear ground until this morning.
I don't know if you can see them, but where the blue bucket is, I have dug a trail to the old henhouse, and to the right, to the henspa, so that this girl can do her chores.
I have never in my life had such a plucky little dog.
The snow stopped around 2, and there was some melting happening, as it got up above 32. I actually went out and opened the pophole in the henspa, but the hens took one look (even after I shoveled their deck) and decided that the deep snow (see picture above) and the hanging shadecloth was not for them.
Right now, at 5:43, the second wave of snow (another 1 to 2 inches) is coming down. We are hoping that's all we're to get out of this round of storms, that featured lightening this morning for an hour.
I have one more thing to do.. .put some feed out for the fox... and then I'm in PJs for the rest of the night!
That's it for today from Calamity Acres!