Thursday, December 02, 2010
Rain Today To Chase The Snow Away
by Callie on Thursday, December 02, 2010
Two orpingtons eating scratch out of the goat grain feeder. I like to use this feeder because it has metal hooks on the back side that fit over the metal on the fence... and the chickens can't tip the feeder over when they jump in it or roost on the edge.
Beautiful blue sky yesterday morning! I took the photo to make a record of the fact that the oak trees still have at least half their leaves after the rains, snow and freezes. I want the leaves and the dead branches to come down! But not when I'm there.
Those oaks are very tall. I'm pointing the camera almost straight up to take this photo and those seemingly little branches are like the 15 footer (or longer) that I showed in yesterday's post.
Now that it's raining (the rain is coming down hard) I sure hope it washes away all that horrid frozen snow.
Kristine brought home Thai food for dinner. There was brown rice and a vegetable soup that was quite spicy. At first I thought it was too hot, but the rice cut the heat and I am acquiring a taste for the seasoning.
The Christmas decorations are still in storage and will remain outside until there is a break in the rain and the porch is a safe place to walk.
I'm very glad I stacked all that fire wood on the porch this year. Not having to make my way out to the shed and haul wood was a very good thing. When the rain lets up, filling the stack back up will be a #1 job.
I'm still sleepy. I plan on trying to sleep tonight instead of staying up and keeping the wood stove full. The rain has brought the temperature up to 50º. Lucky me!
click to watch on YouTube
This is a new find for me...
with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray
A hoosier Christmas with a twist.
I like movies that leave me with good feelings.
I was going to post Moonstruck (with Cher) as todays Christmas movie, but YouTube has deleted several of the parts. I can find the beginning and the end and a few in the middle. Hope someone uploads it again. I love watching Cher, the story is neat, reminds me of Tom's Italian family, it has a happy ending, and it takes place at Christmas. Moonstruck is probably online somewhere.
Answer to the Last November Riddle is:
(December 2, 2009)
[0 eggs today]
I made the chickens up some warm pellet mash.
Chickens still penned and probably will be for
a week or so because it is raining and will be 'till next week.
Kristine brought home a bag of scratch.