Our weather has not been good these last few days...
it's freezing out, and though we did not
get much snow... we also are getting more on Saturday, and the
temps continue miserable.
At least today we have sun.
Monday, President's Day, Paiton and Jax were off school, and stayed with me.
They ran for the pasture as soon as we got there to do chores. You see
Paiton had put a dress on... it was about 18 degrees out!
They had a good time throwing snow at each other
while I ran back and forth doing the chores.
Jax lost those front two teeth last night.
We made cupcakes, and did thank you letters, and some other art work, and had a
thoroughly good day.
Jester is just not too sure about this snow thing.
Lilly is totally unfazed.
Yesterday morning was sunny, and I opened the side door of the
hen house. The hens immediately began dust-bathing in the straw in the sunbeam.
They are starting to lay.
I left the door open, and the light on, and loaded the dogs up and took them home.
Then I ran to Liberty to see my brother, who hurt himself on Sunday.
After checking him, I started back across country, and it began to snow HARD, so hard it
was hard to see.
By the time I got to Leavenworth it stopped... then began again as I ran back out to
shut the door and turn the light out! Off and on, all afternoon.
I was stunned to see that the fortex on the porch had not frozen solid last night.
I refreshed it (after dumping) with warm water. The heated water had
plenty in it, too.
I have now found two eggs in one of the nest boxes, on two different days.
Silver has figured it out!
I have found the others on the floor... and today, I got three!
The best place to be today... in a sunbeam.
And today marks one year to the date when we lost our
brother Mike, on the left here. Pete, on the right, and I are
the only two left of the nuclear Peterson family. He is
unable to understand that Mike and Kathleen are gone...so
I've quit explaining. I'm just glad to have him there.
Can't believe a year has gone by!