Over the past couple weeks we've gone from 6 to 60 to 16...on the 60 degree day all the snow melted and it felt like spring. I took advantage and cleaned out the hen house. The girls have been back to work and busy, leaving me 4 to 6 beautiful eggs every day.
Right before the meltdown, my honey and I got out the cross country skiis--it was cold, but the sun was shining and the sky was a brilliant blue--great exercise!
Now we are back to cold and snow, with the chance of a little storm coming through tonight. The necessity of exercising Fluffy gets me outdoors daily, walking the fields and lanes, for plenty of fresh air. The snow reveals footprints of so many animals that have wandered through over night--deer, rabbits, a flock of turkey, fox, coyote, cats, and cute little meadow voles. Disturbingly, Fluffy seems to think our jaunts are merely scavenger hunts for scat...frozen treats surely left behind just for her...ugh, we are earnestly trying to train her otherwise.
One of our two barn cats went missing a couple days ago...we are hoping he is just visiting with the neighbor barn cats and not a casualty of the growing coyote population.
Hope you're staying warm and cozy,