This is kind of an unusual post today.
You see, it is 29 degrees out as I type this, and the wind chill is
making it feel like 22. I did take some pictures outside
this morning, but it's hard to manipulate the camera on the phone
when your fingers are encased in gloves and warmers.
So, I am going to show you some pictures from the game
camera on the porch last night.
Here is Lilly checking out the water and food bowl on the porch. I always
make sure the water is filled to the top.
I had poured some dog food they won't eat into the bowl.
You notice she is not eating it?
I am standing there making sure there are no critters around, and this
is actually early, if I COULD EVER FIGURE OUT HOW TO SET THE CLOCK ON THE BUSHNELL CAM.
This was taken about ten minutes later.
About 20 minutes later.
That's a big 'un!
Of course, I did not have that camera aimed just right.
Lilly sensed that raccoon, and went barreling out the door, after alerting me.
Jester also went out, and I don't let him stay out alone.
So here I am, waiting for Jes to finish. Lilly was running around in the yard,
looking for that coon, which I suspected was under the deck, from the smell out there.
So, while I was out there, I decided to take some pictures of the
There is a step down at the door, it's the step I rolled my ankle on
in 2006 and broke my tibia. Keith built a step for me to break that
six inch downwards step, but I am still really careful to this day.
I had locked up Twinkle at this point, because he got out at
least six times yesterday.
I do NOT want to take a chance on letting him out at night.
30 minutes later, one of the kitties was on the porch, with no food left,
looking for something to eat.
I was worried about the kittens, I did not see them yesterday and when I went
out to close up last night, their food had not been touched.
However, they were both there this morning.
So, here I am this morning, it was already 8 AM, (I had overslept) and I was
getting the dogs out. Lilly still looks sleepy.
So does Jes!
Lilly smelled the bowl many times, and was on the alert.
I got myself dressed and came out to do chores.
I was making sure Twink did not get out behind me, here.
And pretty soon, the girls had beat me back to the house while I was
still trying to get the 14 YES FOURTEEN eggs they laid yesterday
UNDER THE NEST BOX.
More about that tomorrow.
Oh, yes, Cogburn was there too!
Here I am tearing up some breadsticks, I just throw them on the deck and pretty soon, the girls are all there.
I swear they can hear the door open in the bottom of the pasture.
Today was the first day I had to wear tights under my jeans, and use my hand warmers
(which I gave to my friend at the feed store, since he is in and out all day).
He had never heard of them!
I also had my hood over my knitted cap, so yes, my hair is a mess.
Anything to stay warm.
When I got to the Ag, the water founts were frozen, the
big one, on a heated base, was obviously on a base that was no
longer working. I changed plugs, just in case.
As we are dispersing that flock next week, I decided to go back tonight and
put a fortex of warm water out for the chickens to use tonight.
Then I'll go early tomorrow.
I did leave them water in the summer plastic fountain for the day, and
left a metal fount out in the sun in hopes of it thawing.
Winter is definitely here!