Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chickens And Morgan Out In Wet Leaves and Snow

There is a rock covered driveway under all the rotting leaves.
Two Buff Brahmas and a Dark Brahma hopefully finding something good to eat. I wouldn't know what they are finding because when I look I don't see anything. I haven't seen any ants, bugs, worms, etc., in a very long time. I did find a spider in the bathtub last week, but I can't blame the chickens for not eating the spider since the hens don't patrol the house. But even so, I rarely find spiders or bugs in the house. Sometimes I think the chickens have eaten up all the little critters on the three acres. Chickens are great at pest control!
   Kristine and I heard and felt a big thump yesterday and agree that it was probably a tree that went down somewhere close, but not on our property. I haven't walked around and looked, but the sound and feel seemed farther away.
   I never saw the sun today, but it did stop raining for most of the day, so I let Morgan and the chickens out to play. I almost expect the leaves covering the ground to dissolve and disappear because they are so wet and smooshy. The dirt up here doesn't turn into deep muddy messes because the ground sucks up the water just about as fast as it falls or melts. And we are on a slight slant so extra water has a tendency to run away.
   Treats: The chickens got carrot peelings and cooked egg for treats today. I think I will make them scrambled eggs for tomorrows treat. Morgan is happy with a handful of her dog food for a treat when she comes in to dry off in front of the wood stove.
   This snow weather is making me such a sloth. Well, I'm blaming it on the snow. I am such a bum. I have all these project to do and I don't do them. Instead I play around on the computer, haul wood for the wood stove, read, walk around outside, and sleep. I just want to curl up and sleep. I think sunshine would do a lot to revive me. Sun! I need the sun to shine.
   Soooo, just as I'm going to publish this post, Blam! The power goes off! Like Kristine says, I'm really getting tired of this.  A tree must have gone down, because it is not windy and there is not much snow to speak of. Poor linemen who have to go out in the crummy weather and find and fix the outage. Thank you! I'm posting now before the power goes again.

(January 25, 2009)
I miss hot chocolate, maybe I'll give it a try tonight.

[1 egg today]



diane said...

I think I would be curled up in bed with a book if it was cold and miserable. Today we went to the movies and saw Avatar. It is cool in the cinema.

lisa said...

I hate it when the power goes, I am so glad that it doesn't happen very often here. We do have a generator if it comes right down to it.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

The dull dreary weather has got me too!!...Haven 't been in the sewing room for four days.....just read and sleep!!....Ugh!!!

Marie Anne said...

I'm tired of the cold too. I was spoiled by warmer temps for a few days and now it's back to below freezing again.

I did get a tiny egg yesterday though. Have no idea who lay this one, but you can see the pic on my blog this morning.

Jennifer said...

I know how ya feel... I'm a sun girl too! I NEED the sunshine... winter just makes me want to hibernate! Hot Chocolate sounds good :)

Chicken Boys said...

I'm with you on the weather. Come on Spring. Maybe the chickens are are eating rocks. I feed mine some oyster shells I crushed up.

~Kim~ said...

Cold weather is once again on its way to Virginia! I have added another blanket to the bed and love to just curl up with a dog and take a nap! I'm sooooo ready for spring!!!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

big snow predicted here for Friday. I want to be a slug and not come out until winter is over.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Lovely picture of trees!

DayPhoto said...

Your weather has finally made it here. Cloudy, snowing, but no wind, which means it will hang here for some time.

I have to KEEP reminding myself that it is January ....be calm and wait Spring is coming.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Sometimes you just have to be lazy and enjoy yourself.. Isn't that what Winter is for?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Becky's Barnyard said...

We are retired now and we can do what we want to do. Right? Good for you. The electricity really gets on my last nerve also. Especially when it just for a few seconds. Not that I want to lose my electricity.