Well, it's a good day to be a duck.
We're up to 24 degrees Fahrenheit, and I let the ducks loose. Yes, we're plunging overnight... but they can tough it out.
They couldn't take another minute inside, and neither could the chickens, their roommates.
They were happy, happy, happy to be out.
I was carrying water again.
Caught while looking for mice!
And speaking of mice...
These are what mice are doing to our bathroom ceiling. They always come in in the winter... but this is the first time we have had a ceiling infestation.
See the hole on the far left? I have asked Keith for four days now to keep the toilet lid closed.
Sure enough, last night, I found a baby mouse dead on the floor next to the toilet.
Today... I came home from the dentist... to find this:
I made a nest of paper and put it in a box, but it is dying. It's going out to the hens in a few minutes. Do you see why I don't want to sit there and be rained upon?
I have sealed all the holes with duct tape. I was going to put paper inside each piece so the mice would not stick... but I was scared on the ladder, so just taped each hole shut. Yes, they will chew through some.
I used white tape so you could not notice it very much.
I got batteries for the Wildgame cam last night, and put it on the deck today. Cold days are good days to catch the wildings, because they come for the water.
Oh, boy, did they... folks... spring is on it's way!
Am I dreaming, or is this a ROBIN on January 28???
Male and female bluebirds
The other sure harbinger of spring for us... Red Winged Blackbird, the first I've seen so early in the year!
One of our many, many cardinals.
Bluebirds and a Robin
A Blue Jay
And, keeping with the blue theme:
A Kafee Klatsch of Bluebirds around the water cooler!
The secret... warm water, and keeping it full!
What wonderful creatures we get to see out here!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!