Friday, November 18, 2016

Hello, Winter

Yesterday I dug up the gladiolas; the wind was chilly, but everything was still green.


Now they are hanging out in the basement with the plants I brought in before the first frost.


And today we have:



The footprints are from my venturing onto the deck to measure the snow depth on the table...11"!

The chickens haven't gone outside at all today. I can't really blame them; I had to change into dry pants every time I did.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Boarders

These are the hens I hatched out in my incubator last spring and that have been living on my parents' farm all summer. This week all nine of them moved into my big coop with my flock for the winter. So far they are keeping to themselves, but I expect them to integrate with the others eventually. At least there is plenty of space in my pen.



The cat stayed behind. :)