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Still Winter

Someone heard what the forecast for today was and didn't want to get up.

Someone heard what the forecast for today was and didn’t want to get up.

William and Bill are warm and dry waiting for breakfast.

William and Bill are warm and dry waiting for breakfast.

Champ is always first in line for a meal.

Champ is always first in line for a meal.

The chickens won't go outside until the snow stops. Hilda is in detention again, little broody girl!  I let her out daily for a little while. Put her out in the garden  for a dust bath when it was so nice Tuesday.

The chickens won’t go outside until it stops snowing. Hilda is in detention again, little broody girl! I let her out daily for a little while. Put her out in the garden for a dust bath when it was so nice Tuesday.

Wylie did finally get up. He likes doing chores in the Ranger.

Wylie did finally get up. He likes doing chores in the Ranger.

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The snowflakes are so big and beautiful, but it is awful windy. This is the view I like-inside looking out.

The snowflakes are so big and beautiful, but it is awful windy. This is the view I like-inside looking out.

Around the Farm January 5

I’m going to use my Farmers’ Almanac to start a fire. How could they be right in predicting this cold snowy weather?!? I don’t know how much snow we received as it’s blowing and drifting. Wylie and I went out this morning at 4:30 ( his idea not mine) and was surprised that the paper had been delivered. We didn’t go back out until 9 to do our chores, that way the hens would be done laying their eggs. They are still keeping us supplied with plenty of eggs! I didn’t let them outside today, it’s way to windy and cold, we would have to shovel their run again, as they don’t like their feet in the snow. They are very comfortable and content in their coop. Always glad to see me because I’m giving them lots of extra healthy and nutritious treats, meal worms, homemade flock block, and some milo heads that we gathered after they harvested the field.

The goats are doing fine. They have their hay hut, which Bill uses to get over the fence into the horses hay.

Enjoy the pictures, I’m staying inside the rest of the day (maybe) cooking comfort food, old fashion pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions and butterscotch pudding.

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Coop Progress

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Guillotine door

Guillotine door

This will be the feed storage room and part of the hen house.

This will be the feed storage room and part of the hen-house.

The south end of the coop is for William and Bill (and whatever animals are in our future!)

The south end of the coop is for William and Bill (and whatever animals are in our future!)

Bill is overseeing his new home.

Bill is overseeing his new home.