Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Snow on ice




Aargh!

Of all the days to have my camera battery be depleted...why today?

After the driest winter in memory, yesterday we were inundated with heavy rain that turned to fat, wet snow during the night. The result is a spectacular winter wonderland that I can't photograph until my battery recharges!

I hope the wind doesn't pick up first...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The home guard

The new wood stove has full feline approval. This is now their favorite room and has even resulted in some temporary truces between warring factions.



Only Trigger was mad enough to try resting on the top and soon decided that wasn't the best place after all.
Recently there was a show called Doomsday Preppers on tv. I didn't see it but it was described to me at work. One part in particular struck me as especially stupid: a woman was explaining how her boyfriend said the cat would serve no useful purpose at the end of the world (unlike his dogs) so they would have to kill it. Obviously this idiot has never had to depend on growing his own food and storing grains for livestock. Even my pampered pets keep the house rodent free and hunt moles and mice in the yard and garden.

This reminded me of an incident in the Little House on the Prairie books when Pa woke to find part of his hair was chewed off by mice for nesting material. He promptly went out and bought a kitten.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The wood stove!




Sometimes pictures say it all.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Huh?

A co-worker built a home in the country last year with big plans of raising chickens and growing a garden. But, he is taking his family on a 5 week trip in May. I'm stumped on how he expects to do both!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Battles

I woke twenty minutes early this morning and as I considered going back to sleep my thought process was:

"I'm tired of fighting goblins. I might as well get up now."

Which tells you how restful my night was. :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Musgraves

My new favorite band!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Firewood

Two pickup loads of wood tucked away in the garage, ready for a cold snap. If only I had the stove already!

Where the real party was...

Here are Duchess and Ninja Hen acting as hostesses.

Road Runner joins the party.

Frodo, of course, in the guest of honor.

And the venue: the fabulous Coop!

My parents even made it down for the party. (They pretend they're coming to visit me, but we all know they really want to hang out with the hens.)