Better look closely at that one, Mary Ann. We won't be seeing it the rest of the week.
It's dripping out there now, but we are get a major winter storm moving in by midnight.
I'll have 12 inches of snow tomorrow to cope with, and the darn wind is coming back up.
I let both henhouse flocks out today to get plenty of exercise, in case they have to be locked up for a few days.
It's not so bad for the old henhouse, with 13 birds left... but the henspa flock is under each other's feet when they are locked up for a while.
Yesterday, on my way to buy some warm mittens... I saw a lone coyote in a large pasture along the highway. He stood for a moment in the middle of the pasture out in the open, then limped forward. The wild things are starting to suffer now during this cold weather.
The ducks waddled as fast as they could for the warm water this morning. I usually fill their pasture fortex as soon as I do the goats in the morning. They are quacking wildly at their gate when they see me.
By the time I finished filling the water fountains in the old henhouse, the ducks were bathing in the warm water.
I took them some more a little while later, as we are expecting a storm and I don't think they'll be
able to bathe for several days.
These guys had a good day... I let them out of their pen into the pasture, but pretty soon, I saw they had gone back in the pen to lay down and chew their cuds. Smart goats. I'll batten down their hatch tonight and leave them with warm water and fresh hay.
I took this picture from a distance so you could see that we had a good melting going on today, of the smattering of snow we got on Saturday. It melted enough yesterday that the driveway and road were very slick today... and I'm almost glad for the snow coming tonight. However, we'll have to have the driveway plowed out, and I think I've already arranged for that, thank heavens.
I was getting ready to CARRY THAT HAY out of the back of the HHR and into the haybarn on the right, and yes, MA'AM, I did it by my little self.
Look closely at the blue rooster at the back.
He is calmly standing on Buffy. Again.
She doesn't even protest.
I'm protesting for her!
I went by the pasture pen with water and interrupted a confab going on inside the dog house.
Chowing down before the storm!
I'll be praying for all my friends still working that you all make it safely to and from work tomorrow... everyone be safe out there!